Archive for April 21st, 2011

Holy Week and Easter

April 21, 2011

Today is Maundy Thursday, tomorrow Good Friday, and then Sunday is Easter morning.  In some liturgical churches, there are services on Thursday and Friday.  The church that I now pastor celebrates Palm Sunday and then Easter.

I suppose you could say that we hit the highlights.

I sometimes suspect that we might be missing out on some important lessons.  Jesus washing the feet of the disciples powerfully displays an attitude of humble service.  His submission to the shame, beatings and the crucifixion demonstrate obedience and sacrifice.

The celebration of victory and the new life that we have in Christ is great, but, humble service and obedient sacrifice are concepts that should be regularly reinforced to the people of God.