(rainy) Holy Saturday
I got crepes with Chris today, and sometime between when I got there around 11am and when I left around 1:30pm, SCBC's signboard had been changed to say, "Happy Easter!" I literally said out loud, "It's Holy Saturday -- it's not Easter yet."
a Holy Saturday meditation. Excerpts: ( on being a Holy Saturday people, a resistance to leaving what is comfortable, and moreCollapse )
One part I didn't include in the above excerpt talks about wilderness experience, but I really resonated with Adelheid's comments about confusion and helplessness and impatience to get it over with. I also thought about how one of my friends is currently in a wilderness situation -- and will be through much of this week and probably longer. I've been thinking about silence, about disconnect, about embodying God's presence for each other.
I've never observed Holy Saturday before, and this whole day I haven't really known how to honor the day, but spending it in my house in the quiet with some rain outside, sitting with thoughts and mild confusion, feels appropriate (plus of course being present with the aforementioned friend via email and prayer).
Heading out to Holy Saturday Vigil now...