Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Last Normal Day

It was the last normal day.

During that last week in Jerusalem, Jesus maintained a daily pattern of activity. He teaches at the temple during the day, and then spends each night “on the hill called the Mount of Olives.” On the day of the Unleavened Bread, Jesus does what was customary and expected: He instructs the disciples to go into Jerusalem and make preparations for the Passover.

I find it difficult to insert myself into the “normal” religious rituals of the Passion Week primarily because I am on this side of the cross, and even more importantly, this side of the resurrection. Looking back, everything had significance; each action Jesus took was a sign.

But it was the last normal day. For all of us.

To read the rest of the post jointly authored by Charity Singleton and me, please visit The High Calling.


S. Etole said...

We never know when that last "normal day" will be, do we?!

Enjoyed the sharing of thoughts over there.

Anonymous said...

the words blended like hot tea and fine sugar.

H. Gillham said...

I loved this.

That was beautiful.