As Jesus drew near Jerusalem, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “if this day you only knew what makes for peace, but now it is hidden from your eyes. (Luke 19:41-42)

Lord, please draw us into your loving Presence. Open our eyes to your peace. Let us accept you now, for this is the time. There is only today. Just as we cannot bury our talents to dig up later, we cannot save up your grace without acting on it. Peace and love are now, if we recognize them—if we recognize you, that is. Enter into our hearts as you prepared to enter into Jerusalem. Let us welcome you with the joy that you give us, turning it back to you.

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