Usually the Wednesday before Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter is like being at the top of a roller coaster. It’s a mixture of excitement and dread. It’s bulletins getting printed and last minute preparations. It’s service after service and walking the journey of Christ’s passion with our church community. But just like a roller coaster, you drop, you twist, you roll and then it’s over. “That was awesome!,” is all you can say.
However, I don’t know about you but this Wednesday feelslike being perched at the top of roller coaster that you aren’t sure if it is going drop or just break and fall.
The truth is it is probably closer to the first holy week than any other I’ve experienced. We already know we won’t get off and say “that was awesome,” because we know there has been too much death, too much loss, too much suffering, and still much uncertainty of what lies ahead.
What I am sure of is this: I need to experience holy week because the story of Christ’s passion doesn’t explain away death and loss, it reminds us that where there is death and suffering in the world that is where we will find Christ today.