by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer, BSG
From the April Perspective,
the newsletter of the Church of Our Saviour:
As we come to the threshold of Holy Week, we come to the threshold of Jerusalem and the heart of our spiritual tradition as Christians. From the triumphal entry with palms and crowds shouting "Hosanna!" to the machinations of the powerful, the trial, and the crucifixion, Holy Week brings us and, it seems the entire world -- perhaps even the universe -- into the experience of Christ.
I have wondered for years about the strange juxtaposition of joy and suffering that Holy Week offers us. But life itself has taught me that Holy Week is not just about bringing all of life to Christ, but bringing Christ into all of life. Our lives are filled with juxtapositions of joy and sorrow, bliss and suffering, love and betrayal. We demarcate periods of our lives with these experiences and memories, and it is no overstatement to say that these make us who we are.
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