Saturday, July 4, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Spring in White Bear Lake Minnesota, along White Bear Lake, during the Pandemic of Covid-19 2020. Gradually people are getting out of their homes again. Fortunately, Nature's Spring is oblivious to the concerns of the world!
Monday, April 13, 2020
|Resurrected Jesus at table in Emmaus with two disciples|
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Note: Scripture passages are from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York
Sunday, April 12, 2020
|The Empty Tomb!|
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Note: Scripture passages are from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,
Friday, April 10, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
|Jesus celebrates a last supper with his disciples|
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Drawing or engraving by unknown artist, Germany 1859
|Jesus washes the feet of his disciples|
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Drawing by Julius Schnorr Von Carolsfeld, Germany (1794-1872)
"They were at supper, and the devil had already put it into the mind of Judas Iscariot son of Simon, to betray him. Jesus knew that the Father had put everything into his hands, and that he had come from God and was returning to God, and he got up from table, removed his outer garment and, taking a towel wrapped it round his waist; he then poured water into a basis and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel he was wearing." (John 13:2-5)
|Jesus prays in the garden of Gethsemane|
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"(After supper) He left to make his way as usual to the Mount of Olives, with the disciples following. When they reached the place he said to them, 'Pray not to be put to the test'. Then he withdrew from them about a stone's throw away, and knelt down and prayed 'Father' he said 'if you are willing, take this cup- away from me. Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine.' Then an angel appeared to him, coming from heaven to give him strength. In his anguish he prayed even more earnestly, and his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. When he rose from prayer he went to the disciples and found them sleeping for sheer grief. 'Why are you asleep?' he said to them. 'Get up and pray not to be put to the test.' " (Luke 22:39-46)
|Judas kisses Jesus Identifying him for the soldiers|
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Hand drawn Illustration of Jesus and Judas
"He was still speaking when a number of men appeared, and at the head of them the man call Judas, one of the Twelve, who went up Jesus to kiss him. Jesus said, 'Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?' His followers seeing what was happening, said, 'Lord shall we use our swords?' And one of them struck out at the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. But at this Jesus spoke. 'Leave off!' he said 'That will do!' And touching the man's ear he healed him" (Luke 22:47-53)
Note 1: Scripture passages are from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,
Note 2: I purchased the photos used in this Holy Thursday post from dreamstime.com as black and white images credited to the copyright listed. I added color to the images using free software on lunapic.com. These changes are permissible under dreamtime's image usage policy.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
|Jesus enters Jerusalem on a Donkey|
Photo of painting in Jerusalem's Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension by Felix Tafsart (1896) ID 51866047 © Jozef Sedmak | Dreamstime.com
'Hosanna to the son of David!
Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heavens!'
And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil. 'Who is this?' people asked and the crowds answered, 'This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee' " (Matthew 21:6-11)
Note: Scripture passage is from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,