Pause and Refocus: Holy Week Reflection

Red Equal Symbol

I’ve seen a lot of hostility this week on social media sites because of this sign. I’ve seen it on both sides and it mostly comes from self-proclaimed Christians.

To you Christians who stand on either side of this debate, please remember we are all brothers and sisters.

We can call each other brothers and sisters because of an amazingly pivotal event that occurred a couple of thousand years ago in a town called Jerusalem.

We are in the midst of holy week, and today, Maundy Thursday , is a day of remembrance of Jesus’ last supper or the first communion.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

“the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

Tomorrow is Good Friday where we reflect on Jesus’ crucifixion. This is huge! This should never be forgotten, especially on the day that is set aside for such a purpose. Jesus died and came back from the grave so that we might live.

Hebrews 2:9
But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

So brothers and sisters, despite your political and moral views, pause and refocus. Do not forget what we can all celebrate this week: a life that can be lived free from the bonds of hell, death, and the grave.


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