Bob Hyatt has posted a Good Friday piece titled “Don’t Forget to Grieve…” Good stuff, and good advice on not omitting the grieving that Good Friday should bring. I missed it until this morning but really, you could be grieving all through Saturday just like the disciples did. Wishing you all a subdued day….
bob.blog: Don’t Forget to Grieve…
by Brother Maynard | Apr 15, 2006 | Easter, God Life | 3 comments
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Hmm. Hard to grieve when you already know the end of the Story of Easter. Maybe I’m just too tired this weekend to figure out a creative and honest way of doing this, but right now it just sounds like working myself into a grieving mood.
I just don’t have the energy for that!
Yes, there is a challenge to grasp the tone of the mid-point of the story when you already know the ending… but in this case I think the ending is robbed of its joy when you don’t approach it from the valley. We can of course acknowledge all the events of holy week, but the magnitude of Christ’s death can sometimes be diminished because, well, it didn’t stick, after all.
Of course, that’s just how I see it, I could be wrong ;^)
I hear that. Remember, I did say that I’m really exhausted these days.
On the other hand, I was able to be at church for most of the service today — before dashing out for work — and tiredness just melted away as we sang songs that celebrated “He is risen. He is RISEN INDEED!!!”