March 25, 2018

Tell the daughter of Zion,

Look, your king is coming to you,

Humble, and mounted on a donkey,

And on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Matthew 21:5

Falling into Goodness: pg.89-91

Musical pairing: “All Glory, Laud, and Honor,” by Melchior Teschner

March 24, 2018

Then he took the twelve aside and said to them, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; and he will be mocked and insulted and spat upon. After they have flogged him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise again.’ But they understood nothing about all these things; in fact, what he said was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. Luke 18:31-34

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March 23, 2018

My eyes are spent with weeping;

  my stomach churns;

my bile is poured out on the ground

  because of the destruction of my people,

because infants and babes faint

  in the streets of the city. Lamentations 2:11

Falling into Goodness: pg.84-86

Musical pairing: “Nocturne 20 in C Sharp Minor” by F. Chopin

March 22, 2018

Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher,

  vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

All things are wearisome;

  more than one can express;

the eye is not satisfied with seeing,

  or the ear filled with hearing. Ecclesiastes 1:2;8

Falling into Goodness: pg.82-84

Musical pairing: “Egmont, Op. 84: Overture” by Ludwig von Beethoven

March 21, 2018

Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day is breaking.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’ So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ Then the man said, ‘You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed....

March 20, 2018

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered for the word of God and for the testimony they had given; they cried out with a loud voice, ‘Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long will it be before you judge and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?’ Revelation 6:9-10

Falling into Goodness: pg.78-80

Musical pairing: “Má Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)” by Bedrich Smetana

March 19, 2018

I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Romans 7:15;22-24

Falling into Goodness: pg.76-78

Musical pairing: “Gymnopédie No. 1” by Eric Satie

March 18, 2018

For my sighing comes like my bread,

  and my groanings are poured out like water.

Truly the thing that I fear comes upon me,

  and what I dread befalls me.

I am not at ease, nor am I quiet;

  I have no rest; but trouble comes.’ Job 3:24-26

Falling into Goodness:pg. 74-76

Musical pairing: “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467: II. Andante” by W.A. Mozart

March 17, 2018

‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Matthew 5:9-11

Falling into Goodness: pg. 71-74

Musical pairing: “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77, 2nd Movement” by Johannes Brahms

March 16, 2018

‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8

Falling into Goodness: pg. 68-71

Musical pairing: “Sayuri’s Theme” by John Williams

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