Weekly Devotional

Holy Week

Reflection by Liz Garrigan-Byerly

Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.


From our common conversation prompt this Sunday, “Holy Week is”….

  • A flood of emotions
  • An opportunity to be present
  • Holy!
  • Unsettling
  • Hope for a despairing world
  • God’s love magnified

If we know how this story ends—with an empty tomb and the promise of new life for each of us and the whole world—why do we need Holy Week? Why do we have to go through the sadness and suffering?

  • Because the story echoes the sadness and suffering all too alive in our world and in our own lives;
  • Because we can’t fully know the joy of Easter without first knowing the betrayal of Maundy Thursday, the darkness of Good Friday, the silence of Holy Saturday;
  • Because Jesus asks us to remember;
  • Because in remembering, we learn how our lives can tell a different story.

We hope you will join us for worship this week as we remember and relive the story.

You may also find these virtual Stations of the Cross helpful for your personal devotions.

O God, guide my spirit as I enter this holy story. Make yourself known to me every step of the way. Glory to you, faithful God. Amen.

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