The scripture texts for Lent this year held a surprising, yet abundant, pattern. Jesus as a mother hen, a prodigal son welcomed home, a fig tree nurtured with care and hope, precious oil poured out lovingly and freely, stones shouting out with praise—these sacred texts are brimming with a gospel of grace.

We’ve done nothing to deserve or earn this grace, and yet, like water, it spills over.

The theme of this Holy Week reflection, Full to the Brim, is an invitation—into a radically different Holy Week, into a full life. It’s an invitation to be authentically who you are, to counter scarcity and injustice at every turn, to pour out even more grace wherever it is needed. It disrupts the scarcity mentality that capitalism, oppression, or hierarchy can plant inside of us.

And so, this Lent, let us trust—fully—that we belong to God. Let us increase our capacity to receive and give grace. Let us discover the expansive life God dreams for us.

We hope you enjoy this simple Holy Week reflection featuring poetry by Reverend Sarah Speed and prayers for Holy Week, as narrated by our Technology and Communications Coordinator, Sarah Dorger.

Poems, Prayers and Text by Rev. Sarah A. Speed | A Sanctified Art LLC |