Holy Week, Love Week

Sr. Dorcee has a really thoughtful post, On Entering Holy Week, that reminds us this is a week of love. Love is what makes the week holy. Yes, there is a lot going on this week and yet each day and each liturgy reminds us that we are loved. Each liturgy expresses that in a different way. On Palm Sunday love leads the way to Jerusalem. That love washes feet on Maundy Thursday and gives itself to us in the holy supper. On Good Friday it is not so much death on the cross that saves us as love on the cross that saves us. Jesus loves us to and through death. On Holy Saturday love bids us to sit and wait in the silence and darkness of the tomb. Finally, that love empties the tomb on Easter Sunday, revealing itself as the dawn of a new day and the beginning of a new life.

Icon of Jesus, St. Catherine's Monastery


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