Thursday, April 21, 2011
Holy Week Prep Party -- Maundy Thursday Edition
We are deep into Holy Week now, with the darkest nights upon us. During this sacred time, many of us are juggling multiple demands and multiple texts. Are you preparing for a Maundy Thursday service? Thinking through a Good Friday service (or services)? Grappling with the Easter texts? Trying to prepare special meals and celebrations for your family or friends in the midst of it all?
It can be a discombobulating time internally as we prepare multiple celebrations. How do you prepare to preach Easter when you are at the moment trying to observe Maundy Thursday? If you are also preparing to host an Easter meal for your family, or even just needing to prepare a dish to take to celebrate with others, how do you balance the practical demands involved in that kind of preparation with the daunting demands of leading people spiritually through this holy time?
It can be a tough season! Let's don't go it alone! Join us in the comments section to work through texts, prayers, lessons, recipes - whatever is on your plate! Share your burdens with us, and we will shoulder it all together. By listening and encouraging each other, we can virtually wash each other's feet, and, in doing so, perhaps help prepare each other for our own fresh encounters with the deep mysteries of our faith.