Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116:12-13,15-18; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16,22-26
An article entitled “A Gloomy Moment in History,” appeared in a renowned journal of politics, finance, and culture. It begins. . .
Not for many years has there been so much grave and deep apprehension. Never has the future seemed so incalculable as now … the political cauldron seethes and bubbles. It’s a solemn moment, and no one can feel an indifference. And yet, the very haste to be rich, which is the occasion of so much widespread calamity, has also tended to destroy the moral forces with which we are to resist and subdue the calamity!
Though it sounds like this morning’s news, the article appeared in “Harper’s Weekly” more than one hundred and fifty years ago! It seems that in so many ways, the headlines never change.
For Christians, no matter the year, rising above the calamitous roar of the daily news is the reassuring voice of our Lord who says,
“I am the Bread of Life … I am the…