Holy Week. What is holiness? Is it about our personal feelings and experiences, our subjectivities and freedom? disruptive: mandatory.
What is Holy Week? What is a week? Keep the Sabbath, remember it, set it apart for you, your family, the foreigners in your land (the aliens, strangers), as well as your forced laborers. disruptive: mandatory.
What is Maundy Thursday? Mandatory. Jesus gave commands to his disciples to go find a man who had a house where they could celebrate the Jewish Passover. Why were they celebrating the Passover? disruptive: mandatory.
Remember that YHWH is the Lord your God, and that YHWH was the one who rescued you from Egypt.
Mandatory. Memory. Remember. Demanding. This is God’s Son’s precious gift to us all: the gift of a memory, and in that moment, a mandate. This mandate is to give ourselves and our possessions to others as God has given Godself to us. Holy Week, because its not about us, its about God’s Son, Christ Jesus. One thing that God requires this week for the Church, and that is to remember for those who are able, to focus our lives on the Cross, a gruesome act of violence, to behold it, and to look out at others outside ourselves who are suffering.
What do these perishing bodies say to us?