March 30, 2013
Write down your thoughts about the verses:
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24_________________________________________
Psalm 31:1-4 ______________________________________________
1 Peter 4:1-8____________________________________________________
Holy Week invites us into a world full of betrayal, abandonment, mockery, violence, and ultimately death. Those three sacred days which constitute one unfolding liturgy, call us to experience communion, loss, and the border spaces of unknowing. In my opinion Holy Saturday is a personal invitation for the believer while at home to make a conscious passage through the liminal realm of in-between.
The wide space of Holy Saturday that lingers between the suffering and death of Jesus and His For me, Holy Saturday evokes much about the human condition—the ways we are called to let go of things or people, identities or securities and then wonder what will rise up out of the ashes of our lives.
The suffering that we experience because of pain or grief or great sorrow and we don't know if we will ever grasp joy again. Much of our lives rest in that space between loss, hope, and that awesome gift of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.