In past years our parish has had an incredible group of people act out the passion with incredible PASSION…..it was always truly magnificent…and they made it come alive…..but then, visuals work best for me.
This year we had the "regular reading" of the passion….for me and many others, not so passionate.
But that's what happens with "change."
I wonder what it was like for Jesus, knowing what was to come and how it would completely "change" the course of history….how he must have felt knowing HE had that responsibility on HIS shoulders….quite literally. Did he want to run from it? Was he heart broken at what his father was asking him to do? Did he wish it was someone else's responsibility? Was he frightened by the foreboding task at hand? Was he praying it could somehow "change?"
If, indeed, Jesus was human as well as divine, then he had human thoughts and feelings. Right? All these questions could have been quite realistic, totally possible…..
Perhaps in these next days of this holiest of weeks we can try to "imagine" what it was like to walk in his sandals, facing impending peril. And when Easter Sunday dawns we can rise with him…in gratitude for all he has given us.
I wish you peace ……….