Dear brothers and sisters,
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I would like to encourage you to follow the story of what happened on each day of Holy Week by coming to our Holy Week services, on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. There will be a meditation on the afternoon of Good Friday following the Walk of Witness through the town centre in the morning.
Holy Week is a time to trust our own inner experiences of things which tell us, that in the breaking of
the heart, there is new life, new power and new energy.
I sometimes feel that because we don’t tell the story of Holy Week we do not understand the importance of the cross , sometimes we domesticate the cross and trivialise its impact. Not because we want to, because sometimes we don’t understand what Jesus went through during Holy week. There is a kind of passion and pain of which we are starved. Unless we get back in touch with the passion and pain we will not understand the importance of singing Allelulia, He is risen, on Easter Sunday.
God is at the heart of this passion and pain. And where God is we all know there is life and life in its fulness.
So please attend these services and let us join one another so that we can sing Allelulia on Easter Sunday knowing what happened:
what Judas Iscariot did on Monday;
what happened when Jesus was sent to the High Priest;
when he asked the disciples to go and pray with him in the Garden of Gethsemane.
God bless, Rev Molly