Walk the Way of Jesus
As we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem this Sunday, we have a choice as to how to proceed for the rest of this coming Holy Week. Will we be bystanders, going through the motions and rejoicing next Sunday that we can again eat chocolate, or have a drink, or return to whatever behavior we might have given up for Lent.? Or will we leave the church today, only to return next Sunday, having skipped the holiest days of the year, the days that tell the whole story instead of just the snippets we hear at the Sunday Masses? Or has this latest experience of Lent forged a change in us, one that invites us to fully participate in Jesus’ ordeal that unfolds during the Triduum?
It is my hope that we take the third option…the opportunity to walk the Way of Jesus this week, from the Last Supper with its Mandatum (Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm) to Good Friday with its cross (Friday, April 19 at 3:00pm) to the exuberance and celebration of the Great Vigil of Easter (Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 pm). If you are able to walk this Way with Jesus this week, you may find that He has always been walking your way all these years.