Saturday, 16 April 2011

Preparing for Holy Week

In our Holy Week services, we'll be looking again at some of the folk Jesus encountered on his journey to Jerusalem, who have featured in the lectionary gospel readings for the season of Lent. People like the Samaritan woman at the well, Lazarus, whom he raised from the dead and the blind man whose eyes Jesus opened in more ways than one. All people whose lives were changed by their encounter with Jesus.
On Maundy Thursday, we remember the institution of the sacrament of communion and gather, as Jesus did with his disciples to share bread and wine.
On Good Friday, inspired by Stephen Cottrell's book: The Things He Carried, we will consider all that Jesus took upon himself, physically and emotionally.
Each day, I hope to post on the blog, a meditation on those things that Jesus carried to the cross.
Lent has, for some reason, seemed very long this year. The journey is almost over. But the best - and the worst - is yet to come.
And so we journey on.

1 comment:

Dot said...

I am privileged this week to be partaking of these Holy Week services and look forward with excitement and joy, for although we go through the pain of our Lord, we also know that the 'best' bit of the story supercedes the worst. Praise be!

p.s. I agree that Lent feels as if it is never coming to a conclusion this year!

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