Saturday, April 07, 2007

Holy Week

I spent a little time this week remembering Holy Week. As the Vicar at church said, the Biblical word for remember connotes actively thinking of, not just like absent-mindedly remembering where you left your keys. Palm Sunday is a joyous day, as is Easter. The days between commemorate the last week of Christ's life, including his death and dessension into hell where he bore the total weight of the sins of all mankind. If you celebrate Palm Sunday and Easter without remembering the days in between, you may lose sight of the depths of Christ's sacrifice. This year I made a conscious choice to try to really remember Holy week, rather than glossing over the days between the Hosannas of Palm Sunday and the joys of the Resurrection.

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