Thursday, March 28, 2013
We cannot mourn this Holy Week - the reality of its shame and pain and blood. The reality of confusion and loss. We cannot wish it had never happened or we would be lost.
We can celebrate the love of the God who willingly sacrifices his PERFECT LAMB to save me...and you.
We can know that we never have to suffer alone (and I know so many who are suffering right now) because he knows all about pain and suffering...
Now, to go from this Last Supper with his mandate, his new command to love one another as he loves us. How can I mess up such a simple command so often? God have mercy.
Do you think that at that supper, he wondered or worried that any of his disciples 'got it'?
Got all that he had told them and shown them?
Got all that was going to happen to him tomorrow and the next days?
Got the LOVE that he was offering and asking them to pay forward?
Do you think he wonders still?