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Oh it’s that day in March when you should be watching your back, and that’s a great opportunity to think about how the Christ responded to those who “stabbed him in the back”.  Check it out

33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:33-35 New International Version (NIV)

Man, I so wish he example was to call down lightning from heaven!  But nope, he says, forgive.

Think about that!

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et tu Bracketus

It’s the middle of the craziest month of the year! And today March Madness kicks off with vengeance.  You may want to slip off to BW3 during the work day to catch your favorite team.  As for me, my team plays tonight.  Hopefully they will not be one and done.  I have to admit, I did not go all in this year with the old Mountaineers. I hope they comes back to destroy my bracket!

There’s probably a great object lesson in there somewhere waiting to be explored.  But alas, ’tis the ides of March, which conjures up memories of warnings of Roman revolt and Shakespearean prose.  And there unto, a verse from the 1611 KJV.

 13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 King James Version (KJV)


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Ides of March

Yikes, it’s the Ides of March ( already!).  Beware!!

Yep, there you have a idyllic warning of pending catastrophe!  Idyllic? really. Well I think so when you compare it to the warning bells and whistles that went off last week in Japan. Have you been able to watch any of those videos of the water crashing in, and the only warning being a shrill high pitched alarm. And with that warning the people reacted.

Of course, those of us who “buffet our bodies daily” realize that with each and every day, we must be watchful and careful.

13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

It is something that we must do each and every day, not just on the Ides of March, not just when the warning whistle is sounding. We have been provided a warning and always need to be on the lookout! Not only watching for attacks on our faith, and on our soul, but also watching for those in need, seeking opportunities to multiply mercy peace and love.

Oh, and back to Japan, if you are looking for a place to help, Healing Hands International will be working with local churches in the area – trying to get supplies, water, and blankets to those who are suffering and are in need. You can check it out here.

18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 (New International Version, ©2011)

Heed the warning and be watchful today