Rediscovering Values for Lent: The Power of Grief

By Jim Wallis 4-06-2011


Editors' note: During the season of Lent we will be posting excerpts from the Rediscovering Values Lenten Study Guide. We invite you to study God's word with us through these posts.]

Lectionary reading: John 11: 32-37

When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved.

Excerpt from Rediscovering Values:

A few months ago, I could tell that Luke was trying to work out, in his prayer life, what he had heard about almost thirty thousand children dying every day around the world due to hunger and disease. He said, "Dear God, I pray that all those children won't die again tomorrow

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