THE WEEK OF THE PASSION: HOLY WEEK
THE JOURNEY OF HOLY WEEK – CORONATION TO CRUCIFIXION
NOTE to the reader: This rumination was first offered in 2012 as we entered Holy Week. The story speaks to the same journey then, yet different by two years for us as we enter this Holy Week. I pray you may find the attached The Journey of Holy Week a guide and invitation to share in the mystery and majesty that is OUR Holy Week! Fr. Paul+
“We must make our homes the center of compassion and to forgive endlessly.” Mother Teresa
As I enter the Passion of Christ this Palm , THE most holy week of our Christian tradition and what makes us “Christian”, I am always struck by the tension of those events that make up this week and how they connect to my life and journey in real time. How easily I PROCLAIM Jesus as my Lord and Savior until challenged, and then often fleeing in ABANDONMENT like those disciples from the Garden of Gethsemane in the face of “popular opinion.” The way I seek to be loving as Jesus calls us to “love one another” until my RESENTMENT AND JUDGMENT of others takes over my lovingness.