Matthew

Humiliation III

Matthew 27:11-31  (RSV) Pilate Questions Jesus 11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.” 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he made no answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how […]

Matthew

Humiliation II

Matthew 26:57-75   (NRSV) Jesus before the High Priest 57 Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, in whose house the scribes and the elders had gathered. 58 But Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest; and going inside, he sat with the guards […]

Book of Psalms

Humiliation I

Psalm 51 New International Version (NIV) A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.  2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know […]

Leviticus 17

A Perfect Life

Leviticus 19     New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Ritual and Moral Holiness 19  The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:  2 Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. 3 You shall each revere your mother and father, and you shall […]

Isaiah

A Lawful Life

Isaiah 58:1-9 (ESV) True Fasting 58 “Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins.  2 Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of […]