“May we take the time on this Holy Saturday to reflect deeply on what Holy Week represents, especially Good Friday. In what other ways can we show our submission to Christ, emulate his life, illustrate his teachings, and devotion to God?”
Day: April 3, 2021
It is not the intent here in these offerings to damn the institutional Church for its complicity in ageism. As we well know, “isms” are pervasive and finds their expression in mandates, protocols, exclusion. We have heard it said, maybe, who it is who loves the details. But this “ism” for my focus leads, I believe, to images of fragile, incompetent, disabled men and women with “white collars around their necks.
How difficult to change a holy habit
even for one holier.
They marked the time so they could tend the grave
While, unknown, this bursting Star of life
was finishing the miracle of its own Sabbath sleep –
Or was it sleep?
That Saturday is a secret kept by heaven —