Saturday, April 3, 2010
Meaningful Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services have provided space and room for reflection and meditation. In my bones, it feels like Holy Week.
Inclining in the direction of the silence of God has been a good practice for me, and I hope for those who availed themselves of our Lenten Quiet Day of reflection on Palm Sunday afternoon, as well as the more traditional services later in the week.
Now it's time to do the work that makes space for Easter joy. Richard Rohr has this beautiful reflection to offer:
The Sabbath rest was the pivotal day for the Jews, and even the dead body of Jesus rests on Saturday, waiting for God to do whatever God plans to do. A sacred pause precedes the New Presence. A new creatio ex nihilo (“something out of nothing”) is about to take place, but first it must be desired, opened to, and longed for. If God gratuitously created me once out of pure love, why not again and again? That is Jesus’ faith, and we are trying to make it our own every day of our lives.
The tomb becomes a womb today, waiting for rebirth.
We wait in hope.