Celebrate Love

DAY 1: Pray for you

Luke 22:7-13 is clear, “Go prepare the [meal] for us so we can eat it together.” This year I (Pastor Maritza) will engage in a journey to learn and imagine what happened during the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Once again I will be using the devotional written by Adam Hamilton – 24 hours that changed the world (I read this devotional in 2014).

Tonight a different kind of disciples will be meeting to celebrate Love, we will eat, laugh and participate in Ash Wednesday’s tradition. This is the beginning of our Lent Season, a season for prayer, for learning, for spiritual renewal and transformation.

Together we planned the meal, what needed to be pick up from the grocery store, who will cook the rice, the beans… who will serve and in whose house we will be meeting tonight. But the most important part was that we wanted to be together as we explore Jesus Journey. Like the original story, we are meeting in someone’s house, big enough to allow us to be ourselves, to be loud if we need to, with space to sit at the table with our loves ones. This house is special for us because the owner freely and joyfully invited us to engage in the baking and cooking. Do we really understand the importance of this occasion? The significant meaning of being together at a time of chaos, uncertainty and trial just to prepare a meal, to nurture our bodies and our spirits to Go in this 40 day journey?

God, I just want to serve and be use in whatever you feel its necessary. No need to be recognized for what I do. Help me set the table for those you have invited to your dinner. Amen.

DIA 1- Ora por ti
Lucas 22:7-13 es claro, “Vayan a prepararnos la cena.” Este año comienzo (Pastora Maritza) una jornada para aprender e imaginarme que habrá pasado durante las últimas 24 horas de la vida de Jesus. Una vez mas estaré usando el libro escrito por Adam Hamilton – las 24 horas que cambiaron el mundo (ya lei este devocional en el 2014).

Esta noche nos reuniremos a celebrar el Amor, comeremos, reiremos y participareos en la tradición del Miercoles de Ceniza. Este es el comienzo de nuestra Cuaresma, una temporada para orar, para aprender, para renovación y transformación espiritual.

Juntos planeamos la comida, que necesitabamos del supermercado, quien cocinaría el arroz, las habichuelas… quien servira y en dónde nos reuniremos esta noche. Sin embargo la parte mas importante fue el querer estar juntos para explorar la jornada que Jesus emprendió. Al igual que la historia original, nos reuniremos en casa de alguien, una casa lo suficientemente grande para permitirnos ser quienes somos, hablar alto si queremos, con espacio suficiente para sentarnos juntos a la mesa con aquellos que amamos. Esta casa es especial paa nosotros porque el dueño libre y gozosamente nos invitó a hornear y a cocinar. Entendemos realmente la importancia de esta ocasión; el significado de estar juntos en estos momentos de caos, de ambivalencia y difficultat solamente para preparar una comida, para alimentar nuestros cuerpos y nuestras almas para comenzar esta jornada de 40 días?


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