Semana Santa: The Night of Love and Sorrow

Tonight is about remembering.

I remember other Maundy Thursdays and those I shared them with. We gathered to feast in love and sorrow, seeking to be faithful yet knowing we fail. In the warmth and light of the church tonight, while the rain poured down outside, I thought back over holy Thursdays and how we met in shared faith and love marked by anointing hands with fragrant oils, sharing chips and salt tears, singing songs and keeping silence, watching and praying through the night.

At San José's tonight we sang
We are the seeds of the new kingdom
We are peace amongst war
We are light in the shadows
God asks this of us.

Tonight is about remembering.

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