by Sibyl Towner
We are at the high point in Holy Week where we see the beautiful expression of Jesus' love as he moves toward facing his hardest moments. We see him teaching in the temple, fellowshipping in the intimacy of the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus, walking through betrayal by Judas, and experiencing the sense of being abandoned by God.
We are invited to not just to hear the story one more time, but to actually listen as we hear and to be present in that listening.
Enter his story. Feel the emotions of fear, love and angst. Notice this year where it touches our story.
As we do this and enter his suffering, maybe we can embrace our own suffering in a redemptive way that extends the kingdom here and now today.
What might that look like if we were to practice this day by day?