Saturday, March 19 — Psalm 37:27–33; Exodus 26; Matthew 25:1–13

Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. Isaiah 54:4 (NIV)

If any of you suffers as a Christian, do not consider it a disgrace, but glorify God because you bear this name. 1 Peter 4:16

Understanding God, you have created us in your image, saying “It is good.” Even when there are threats to our dignity, when we are spiritually bullied, we commit to walking with you through the coming Holy Week, at Jesus’ side and in your Spirit. Amen.