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They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here wile I pray.”  He took with him Peter James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated.  And said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.”  And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.  He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.”  he came and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep?  Could you not keep awake one hour?  Keep awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  And again he went away and prayer, saying the same words.  And one more he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to say to him.  He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest?  Enough!  The hour has come; the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.  Get up, let us be going.  See, my betrayer is at hand.”

While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them.  he approached Jesus to kiss him; but Jesus said to him, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you are betraying the Son of Man?”  When those who were around him saw what was coming they asked, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?”  Then one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear.  But Jesus said, “No more of this!”  And he touched his ear and healed him.. Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple police, and the elders who had come for him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as if I were a bandit?  When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me.  But this is your hour, and the power of darkness!”

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He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.  When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the Mount of Lives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden.  Untie it and bring it here.  If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?” just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’”  So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them.  As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The lord needs it.” Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.  As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.  As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Lives, the whole multitude of disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deed of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!  Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” 

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher order your disciples to stop.”  He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

As He came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace!  But now they are hidden from your eyes.” 

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Heads up for Holy Week

I was fortunate enough to travel to the Holy City this past November, bringing back plenty of photos, many of which I have already been able to share.

Tomorrow marks Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week.  To help add better context to the story of Jesus Christ, I offer a photo montage mixed in with biblical verses of the areas and places Jesus visit while in Jerusalem.

This story is deeper than words on a piece of paper.

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Link: This Life of Leisure: Drawing a Blank

Such a great way to truly connect and leave an impression - not just be another piece of paper filed away with others as nondescript.


Business cards are one-size-fits-all affairs, revealing the same information for total strangers and your best customers. Pre-packaged, pre-designed and pre-determined. What a waste of an opportunity to connect.

I’m talking about blank business cards.

Marketers often talk about the greater…

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