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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

It Will Be Over Before You Realize It

This is true about almost every single "special" day we celebrate--it sneaks up on us and it is over before we realize it. This is why walking this Lenten journey has been so helpful. However, today is Wednesday and my week is feeling busy. It's usually sometime around Wed. or Thur. that we begin planning our events, chores, etc. for the weekend. Today, we need to ask ourselves whether or not we will PLAN IN some time and space for the events to be celebrated b/w Thur. and Sunday.

I would suggest planning something that you don't TYPICALLY celebrate or participate in during Holy Week. Throw your spirituality a curve ball. For us, it is going to be getting together with our house church to celebrate a seder meal. We will re-live parts of the Passover Meal, which was a foretaste of the Last Supper, which Jesus institutes on the night before he was brutally killed.

You could try a:
Maundy Thursday service (typically observed in the Episcopal, Catholic, and Presbyterian churches).

Good Friday service (often held at noon and in the evening).

Easter Vigil / Holy Saturday service (again, your high churches are more likely to celebrate one of these)

Tenebrae Service (this is an interesting service using light throughout, typically celebrated on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday).

There are lots of options...and lots of competing interests for your time this weekend. But, YOU control your time and space (at least to some degree). Will you set aside some time and space to finish this walk with Jesus towards the cross?