This week is one of the most important weeks in the Christian calendar. It is a week that is complex. A week that is filled with shouts of celebration, rich teachings, sobering realizations, promises made, promises broken, betrayal, lies, denials, hypocrisy, shouts of hate, murder, death, and resurrection. It is a week that both begins and ends with hope. But the journey that happens in the in-between is vital to our faith. Don’t miss the in-between. So, as we begin this week, I hope you will take time each day to reflect on what this week holds. Take time to put yourself in the narrative. Imagine what it was like to experience this 2000 years ago and what it means for us today. HPUMC has created a great resource for you to experience Holy Week from home. It has daily readings, reflection questions, virtual stations of the cross, links to other resources, and more.
No matter where you find yourself this week, we can unite together as we journey to the cross.