Life renewed, hope restored


I got holy week on my mind ... as a young catholic boy I was riveted by the story of Jesus. I went to church daily in lent. Watched religious movies and read what I could, first my illustrated children s bible over and over, then onto more serious stuff. Sunday; He entered Jerusalem in triumph, taking on the projections of those who needed a hero. Thursday celebration with his friends, confrontation with betrayal, and the establishment of servant leadership. Friday we will see the brutality of empire, the loyalty of a beloved, the arrogance and humility of thieves, faithful surrender and the utter darkness of doubt ending in the capital punishment of a lover who dared to question unabashed power. Saturday the tomb..waiting, wondering and grieving. Sunday Resurrection! Life renewed, hope restored, Love conquers all. No particular belief required to wallow in the triumph of Love.

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