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Welcome to Life Matters New York. Our 2013 lenten reflections will begin on Ash Wednesday (Feb 13). To subscribe to this blog and receive our daily posts via email, click the “follow” button in the lower right corner of your browser.

Sunday March 31, 2013

Easter Day – Finding Joy in Hope Read Luke 24:36-48 36While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your … Continue reading


Saturday March 30, 2013

Day 40 – The Light of Hope Read Matthew 5:14-16 14 Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.  A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your … Continue reading

Good Friday March 29, 2013

Day 39 – The ‘Good’ of Good Friday Read Colossians 2:13-15 13 And you, who were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 having cancelled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing … Continue reading

Thursday March 25, 2013

Day 38 – The Ministry of Hope Read 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 1 Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the … Continue reading

Wednesday March 27, 2013

Day 37 – God’s Good News Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 1 Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2 through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless … Continue reading

Tuesday March 26, 2013

Day 36 – Transformed Relationships Read Colossians 3:12-17  12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, … Continue reading

Monday March 25, 2013

Day 35 – Transformation Read Colossians 3:1-11   1 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3 for you have died, and your life is hidden with … Continue reading

Sunday March 24, 2013

28After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has … Continue reading

Saturday March 23, 2013

Day 34 – The King Read Colossians 1:15-20 15 Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He himself … Continue reading

Friday March 22, 2013

Day 33 – Character Traits of the New Community Read Colossians 1:9-14 9 For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you may lead lives worthy of the … Continue reading