We have entered Holy Week…it began on Sunday with Palm Sunday and will conclude this coming Sunday with Easter. However, in between, there are important events happening. Thursday, which is known as Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday, is when Christians commemorate the day on which Jesus shared the Last Supper with his twelve disciples. It is believed that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples before the meal, to demonstrate the importance of serving others. I hope you will join Rev. Jesse James and myself as we share Maundy Thursday with you via Zoom. It will be a sharing of the historical happening as well as the metaphysical interpretation of the evening. Music for the evening will be provided by Julie Thompson.
Then Saturday, also known as Holy Saturday, was the day that Christ’s followers held vigil for him outside of the tomb, waiting for his resurrection. You too can hold vigil, as it is Silent Saturday at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth. You can come anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to spend time in the silence, awaiting the Easter experience.
Our Palm Sunday service asked you to think about how you would pass on all that you had learned and wanted to leave for your family, if you knew you had only one week to do that. That was the burden on Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem. He knew what was going to happen. Although everyone was celebrating and jubilant, Jesus knew his days were numbered.
A colt was brought from town, as was instructed, and the Bible says, “They threw their garments on it and he sat upon it. And many spread their garments on the road and others spread leafy palm branches on the roadway, as a sign that they welcomed Him.” This is where we get the name Palm Sunday.
They were saying, “Here, we give You great honor because of who You are and what You have taught and what You are manifesting and demonstrating in Your life, and in mine.”
Each person said, “I honor you.” They laid those on the roadway, and He rode across it. Those who went before and those who followed cried out, ‘Hosanna! Hosanna!’” (which means SAVE NOW).
If you’re experiencing a problem and it’s hurting you, your cry too would be “save now.” You don’t want to wait until some future time. You want your help now. The whole message of the Bible and Jesus the Christ is that you can have your help NOW.
If you missed the service, you can watch it here.
Join us this Sunday, as there will be a special ritual for you to participate in that will support your Easter experience.
Have a blessed week!
You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey