Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Reflections on Holy Week

My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death
~ Matt 26:38

After my husband's death in January, I find that I have a special appreciation for Our Lord's Passion this Easter time. I have a greater understanding of fear, pain and loss, and a newly sharpened respect for suffering.

None of us can comprehend the unique agonies that Jesus Christ endured for all of us on that Good Friday nearly 2,000 years ago. But when death enfolds your nearest and dearest, the one thing a Christian does understand more clearly is the gift of hope that was given to us on Calvary.