With What Spirit Will We Hear the Twelve Gospels? (Thurs. April 29)

The word of the day is “open.”  Among our readings today is Isaiah 50:4-11.  The prophet writes, “The Lord God has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away” (NKJV Isaiah vs. 5).  This statement is especially appropriate for tonight’s reading of the Twelve  Gospels of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. These passages are both meaningful and challenging.  Throughout the service, our natural human nature makes it difficult for us to stand and concentrate on the readings.  Thus, we might ask with what spirit will we hear and pay attention to them? With what Spirit Will We Listen? With what spirit will we hear listen to the story of our salvation?  Will our…