Holy Week – Leaning into Triduum…


[My photo of the installation of cross at St. John’s Church at Creighton University, 7/317]

Following Sunday’s gospel, the reading of the Passion of Mark, here’s what I proposed to myself and the congregation at Gesu.

  1. Hurt people hurt people.


      2. Hurt people hurt people.


      3. Hurt people hurt people.

As we meet Jesus washing the feet of Simon Peter on Holy Thursday, perhaps we may recognize that part of us ashamed of our brokenness, fiercely independent, or unrelentingly contractual in our service of others. Jesus still washes the feet of all who run away to save our selves.

As we encounter Christ on the cross on Good Friday, the glory of God shining on his face (“Now is the Son of Man glorified…”) we may meet the part of ourselves that makes other people pay the price for the very hurts we’ve yet to address.  And, we may find Christ the Risen Lord welcoming us in the worst of our hurting.

As the Light of Christ shines upon our darkness where we sulk, afraid of being exposed to the Light, perhaps the blessing of Easter Candle through thanksgiving to God for redemption that seeks for us where we hide, might glow within our caves and dens – “O happy fault! O necessary sin of Adam that gained for us such a savior!!!”

Perhaps as we become more real to ourselves and others, Christ will become more real to us:  Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! Our triumphant, holy day! “Christ is risen! He is truly risen, Alleluia!”

What a grace!

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