Where do we see ourselves spiritually at this point in the pandemic in relation to the Easter story? Are we – in pandemic terms – Joseph mourning Jesus’ death and ensuring that he is buried appropriately; or the angel watching
We think about sacrifice, sitting with the heartache and suffering of Good Friday before the relief and rejoicing of resurrection on Easter Sunday. Can we appreciate the hills without the valleys? Could Jesus have related to humankind unless he endured
In this scene, Pilate washes his hands of the responsibility for Jesus’ fate, and leaves a decision up to the crowd. In this pandemic, we have experienced being under government regulations and guidelines, and also been trusted to use our
Each of us have had extended times of being away from those we love because of the pandemic. We reflect on the experience of Jesus feeling isolated and alone in the garden of Gethsemane, and we explore what it means
Some people responded to the pandemic by excessive panic buying, perhaps revealing a desperation to find security in surrounding ourselves with things. By contrast, there are many people facing financial difficulty and the need to rely on providence from others.
We are sometimes guilty of focusing so much on the immediate needs around us (particularly in the crisis of pandemic), that we forget to be still and be present with Jesus. We consider the importance of finding a healthy balance