Saturday, February 27, 2021
Jesus the Messiah
An excerpt from Mark 8:27-30 (NRSV)
Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
Reflection from Anne Jolly:
David and I poured ourselves into deciding what to name each of our girls. We wanted their names to carry the value of the history of our family, to sound beautiful to us and to them, and to not be something that offers quick insults to mean children. All of this care, in a way, would help the girls know how very much we love them. Names matter. What we call Jesus helps to tell us and the world what Jesus means to us – and to the world. Who do we say Jesus is, and what difference does that make to us and the world?
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 16:7-15; Mark 8:27-30
“For Unto Us a Child is Born”
from Handel’s Messiah, recorded by the StGs quartet
“For unto us a child is born!
Unto us a son is given.
And his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
the Prince of Peace.”
Tags: Lent 2021