05 April 2009

Holy Week Companion

One way to make Holy Week more meaningful is to spend it with a Biblical character. Follow them through the days. Take them with you to church.

The Blessed Virgin Mary: What joy she must have felt as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. A proud Jewish mother thinking "That's my boy!" Then, sorrow as she meets Him on the Via Dolorosa covered in blood and carrying a cross.

St. Peter: "I will not forsake you." Cutting off a servant's ear while defending the lord. Then denying Christ and going into hiding.

St. John: Leaning on Jesus' breast at the Last Supper. Standing at the foot of the Cross.

The Centurion: Mocking Jesus, whipping Him, guarding Him at the Cross. "Surely this man was the Son of God!"

Who will be your traveling partner?

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