By Rev. Donn Brammer
As we continue on our Lenten journey we are reminded that this is a season of reflection of discipleship and how it applies in our own daily living; a season reminding us that the gift of repentance is that by confessing and repenting of our sin we not only unburden ourselves from the weight of the sin, but by letting it go, we now have more room in our hearts for God’s grace to fill us and renew us.
As we continue on our Lenten journey we are mindful of where the journey leads us: to Jerusalem, to Jesus, to sacrifice, and to resurrection.
As we continue on our Lenten journey we are aware of death: not only the death of Jesus, but also the tragic shooting in Parkland, and most recently to the death of one of our members LaToya Lemon-Jones.
As we continue on our Lenten journey we are reminded of the events of Holy Week, of how the disciples procured a donkey for Jesus to ride into Jerusalem; where he would die and be resurrected, and remind us that God’s love and grace are victorious.
We are reminded that Jesus met with the disciples in the ‘upper room,’ and shared the bread and the cup that remind us of his body and his blood, a meal we celebrate everytime we worship and reminds us that nothing separates us from the love and grace of God, not sin, and not death.
We are not told in Scripture who owned the donkey or the upper room, but whoever it was, they had an important role in the ministry and mission of Jesus.