A tomb, a door…

2019_10154721954201982_2864951557559417560_n

 

Today… a tomb, a door
life waits

 

 

(no information on photo)

Before daybreak

image

We listened as did his disciples. He tried to prepare us for the events to come. We experienced the emotional spin of a final meal, a betrayal and anxious hours of waiting.   

These minutes seem like years. We walk the dusty road in dis-belief. No sun light, only a sky filled with clouds of anger and heavy hearts. When ‘it is finished’ all is silent.

We hear this deafening silence. All that promised a New Way recedes into a hollowed stone – the grave of our hope sacrificed. 

Alone- we stand together. The ashes lay before us. There is no stirring of a Phoenix, no thought of what is to come.

Unlike those nearest Jesus, we know that tomorrow’s sunrise will bring life anew. Yet it is important to stay present to this ‘time in between’. For only on this day can we ask – what impact does tomorrow’s daybreak have on our own faith and witness? 

May your reflections bring strength on this Holy Saturday. 

Making Darkness Conscious

366d3d69b79b0da6333d5cceed1d1e46

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
Carl Jung

The light of night

20140606-075239-28359351.jpg

…here is the testimony of faith: darkness is not dark to God; the night is as bright as the day.

Barbara Brown Taylor- Learning to Walk in the Dark