Friday, March 21, 2008

A Bittersweet Holy Week

Blessings to you on this Good Friday. It's been awhile since I've blogged, and today I was reflecting on what a "full" and bittersweet week this is. We are in Holy Week, the week in which in the Christian Church we honor and remember the events surrounding Jesus' death. It is a week usually filled with remembering the grief and heaviness of what humanity did to life's finest prophet, and how Jesus had to endure it all. On the other hand, this particular week we have also celebrated St. Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring. And then on Sunday, Christians will celebrate the joy of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ! These are festive days, full of hope and celebration of the Earth.

Sometimes the fullness of life comes together, and the joy and the sadness get all mixed up. These days seem rather intense like that. I sense that there's a lot of change going on; and many of us are feeling the effects of this. A week like this reminds us of how life can be very full, intense, and bittersweet, too -- sometimes all at the same time.

May your springtime be full of meaningful new beginnings, and have a joyous, wondrous Easter celebration!!!