I woke up with the question that though good Friday and Holy Saturday felt weird this year, both of the resonate much more closely with the pervading feelings of many at this time. or put it another way, Im saying ‘Christ is Risen’ through gritted teeth, when 5000 of our friends and relatives have died in the last 2 months. And that’s just in the … Continue reading Celebrating Easter with gritted teeth.
Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[e] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[f]” (Matthew 21: 12-13) You may or may not realise that … Continue reading Easter week reflection; Where Childrens praises caused uproar
The waiting is nearly over, for the lent sacrificers, if youve gaven up chocolate, booze or crisps, then your wait is nearly over. Tomorrow will arrive at the end of tonight and the wait is nearly over. The wait wasnt so time-defined on the day after that friday the first time. It wasnt Easter on that saturday because on that first Easter, nothing had yet … Continue reading No waiting on that first Saturday
Can we really cope that Judas was at that table? Its probably the part we erase out of the story the most, going instead to think about Pauline Eucharist instruction, rather than the fact that Judas was there. I mean, what does that say about inclusion, about hope, about friendship – Judas was there, as a friend. not only that, Judas, receives direct communication, a … Continue reading Embracing Judas at the table