Confession: In all honesty, after a wild two weeks, I hardly remembered it was Holy Week until yesterday.
Now, if you know me, you know I have a deep appreciation for the liturgical calendar and wouldn't be surprised to hear that I had big plans for the reading, fasting, meditation, and prayer that would take place this week, and especially this weekend leading up to Sunday's celebration. Don't hear me wrongly on this...I don't feel one bit cheated or regretful about loosing hold of the calendar lately. First of all, because I don't think it was in any way avoidable, and second of all, because if anything I feel more immersed in the reality of Lent's passion & lament, the painful breaking of the Body, and the dead end we'd be at in this world without the real, earthy hope made possible only through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
That said, I don't have a lot of steam left today. Or many words. But I can't let the day or the weekend go by without focusing to whatever extent I can on the events that we come together to remember this Good Friday through Easter and what those events mean and make possible for us. While there's not much energy and not many of my own words to share, there is an abundance of art–music, paintings, guided meditations, poems–that I'm turning to and that I wanted to point you toward in case they might enrich your weekend as they are enriching mine. Below are images, summaries, and links to these projects. I hope they are of some value to you and those you might also share them with. I am thankful for the artists that have made them.
This is not the end of the story. This is not the end of us. All the gratitude and glory to the One who makes that true...