Second Sunday in Lent
What Does It Mean to Lose One’s Life?
GERMANY LM “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”)
What does it mean to lose one’s life?
What does it mean to save one’s soul?
How are we called to follow Christ?
What does it mean to be made whole?
What does it mean to stand for good?
What will we risk to turn from wrong?
How can we, in this neighborhood,
Serve humbly, knowing God is strong?
What is the heart of Jesus’ Way?
What does it mean to bear his cross?
Will we have courage to obey
When we know there will be a cost?
What is the cost to stand for truth
Here in this world where hatred thrives?
We pray, Lord: make us living proof
That love can heal and change our lives!
Christ, teach us how we’re called to live;
Show us the risks we need to take.
May all we seek and do and give
Be done, Lord, for your gospel’s sake.
Biblical Reference: Mark 1:9-15
Tune: William Gardiner’s Sacred Melodies, 1815
Text: Copyright © 2018 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.