Lent Day 46 – Peace, and Saturday Morning Quarterbacking

Hindsight alone is not wisdom. And second-guessing is not a strategy.

— GW Bush —


I must tell you that I’ve really mellowed over the years and find myself being more and more accepting of people, places, and things that don’t align with my beliefs and values.

BUT there is one thing that still gets me wound up, and it’s Monday morning quarterbacking. If you’ve listened to any of the “experts” regarding this year’s NCAA Basketball March Madness, you know a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking is going on.

Hindsight is always 20/20!

Today is Holy Saturday.

After my opening rant, you probably think I need a little bit of Holy in my Saturday…actually, I need a whole lot of Holy in my every day. 🙂

Holy Saturday is a day that is hardly talked about in the Bible.

On Good Friday, Jesus was unjustly identified as being a criminal and hung on the cross to die.

This is the same Jesus whose life and book of works represented Him as the Messiah. But as I wrote yesterday, most of humanity got it wrong. He didn’t fit their image of the Messiah.

I’m guessing there was a whole lot of “Saturday” morning quarterbacking taking place on this day almost two thousand years ago.

I’m sure the majority were thinking, “I told you so—Jesus was a lunatic.”

Others were probably thinking, “Wow, I can’t believe I was that gullible and got sucked into believing in Him.”

A handful of true believers were most likely in shock and thinking, “I knew that I knew that I knew that He was the Messiah. How did this happen?”

…and then Sunday (Easter) came and tore all the Saturday morning second-guessing and conspiracy theories to shreds.

With God, I’ve grown to expect the unexpected.

In my heart, I know that that is how He operates.

With God, I’ve grown to expect that anything is possible, especially after what he pulled on the day after Holy Saturday.

Faith that everything will always work out to His good is the hinge that the door of peace swings upon…


Matthew 19:26, “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Journal your thoughts:

What am I grateful for today?

In what way(s) will I bring light to the world today?

What will I deny myself to draw closer to God and gain more peace in my life today?


God, I offer myself to Thee—To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always! Amen. (Third Step Prayer – Chapter 5, pg.63, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous)



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