Lent 2015: Pray - Study - Act
In This Issue
PRAY: Christ has no body but yours
STUDY: Reflection for Palm Sunday
ACT: Participate in one of PCUSA's Lenten action recommendations for Holy Week
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Holy Week, March 29-April 5, 2015
This will be the final Prayer-Study-Action e-bulletin for Lent 2015. During Holy Week, we'll send reflections to you early each morning for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. We hope that these resources have helped you in your Lenten journey, deepening the experience of the season for yourself, your family, your local group and community. Past PSAs include still relevant prayer, study and action items, and can be found on our Lent 2015 webpage where we're archiving all of our Lenten resources. 


In peace,

Johnny Zokovitch
Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA
 PRAY: Christ has no body now but yours
by St. Teresa of Avila
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands but yours,
No feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ's compassion must look out at the world.
Yours are the feet with which
He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which
He is to bless us now.
STUDY: Reflection for Palm/Passion Sunday

By M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D.


Mk 11:1-10 | Is 50:4-7 | Phil 2:6-11 | Mk 14:1-15:47


Waiting is one of the most common and daily experiences of ordinary human living. If we awake before the alarm, we wait for it; if a spouse is in teh shower, we wait. We wait for the coffee to drip, the bread to toast, the egg to boil. We wait for the bus or train to pull in, the meeting to begin or to end. By being attentive to our attitudes, such ordinary events can, quite literally, teach us something about waiting.

    Waiting can be a time to anticipate joys to come. How happy we are awaiting the arrival of a beloved friend. How eagerly we anticipate the first notes of a favorite concerto. What tender delight touches our hearts when we hear a child's first and long awaited word.

  Yet waiting can also be an experience of frustration and disquiet. How anxious we feel awaiting the report of medical tests. How nervous we feel awaiting the results of an arbitration meeting.

    William Lynch, a Jesuit psychologist and theologian, writes of waiting as "one of the great human acts" which often includes "acceptance of darkness," of obscurity and failure, of "fortitude and endurance beyond the merely rational." In such instances, our very existential, moral and spiritual potential, indeed our very selves, are at stake in the waiting time.... 


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ACT: For Holy Week, participate in one of Pax Christi USA's recommended Lenten actions

Throughout Lent, we have been recommending possible actions in each of our weekly Pray-Study-Act e-bulletins. If you have not been able to undertake these actions up to now, consider this week as an opportunity to revisit and participate in one of these actions or consider making an ongoing commitment to one of these campaigns as part of your Easter promise: