Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lenten Devotion: Day One

For me, the season of Lent begins with the story of Jesus setting his face toward Jerusalem (Luke 9:51).  He did not look away from the cross that awaited him.  He did not veer from a path lined with suffering and death.  

This Lenten season, I am looking at the pain experienced by the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation, and I am searching for signs of victory over the death grip that keeps them conquered, defeated, and discarded.

Frank LaMere wrote the reflection and narrates the video that is posted above.  Mr. LaMere is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and a staunch advocate for justice in Whiteclay.

Christ, thank you for joining us in our suffering.  Give us the courage to follow you into places of sorrow as well as the wisdom to know what must be done to bring about healing.

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