As we move through Holy Week, Bishop Ward reminds us to be vigilant in keeping our eyes on Jesus so we will be witness to the most surprising and astonishing moment in human history.
Using the story of Jesus raising Lazarus, Bishop Ward reminds us of the words of Jesus foreshadowing Easter victory, “Roll back the stone. Unbind them. Let them go.”
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week. Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas will be released. “We are offering this Lenten… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward reminds us that the joy of Mardi Gras and the sorrow of Lent and the journey toward Easter moves us into life in Christ, life abundant, and life forevermore.
As we find ourselves on the cusp of the beginning of Lent, Bishop Ward invites us to gather virtually for a conference-wide Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 17.
Today, we celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, and yet, we are mindful that tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, ushers in Lent.
As we approach Ash Wednesday, we ponder the ways we have not been faithful to God and we enter into the 40 days of Lent with deeper prayer and reflection so we can move closer to God.
Bishop Ward describes Mardi Gras as a time to give thanks to God for all that has been given to us and then to lay down the decorations and bow before the Lord as we enter Lent.
Bishop Ward reflects on the unfolding tension in days leading to the Easter story and reminds us conflict transformation is possible. To learn more about Just Peace and “Leading in Anxious Times” visit: http://justpeaceumc.org/.