The final week of Jesus’s ministry and life on earth was filled with both connection and challenge. Images from the twelfth century Passion (and Resurrection) Window in the Chartres Cathedral can assist us in meditating on the meaning of Holy Week–for Christ, for His disciples, and for us.
Jesus spoke openly about his coming death, but his disciples didn’t understand.
As you enter this Holy Week, do you, like the first disciples, find yourself holding on to God’s story (note the books in their hands) with interest
with questions you don’t quite know how to articulate,
or some combination of these and other internal states? What do you want to say to Jesus? Take time, take heart, take courage, and connect with God with your mind, your heart, and your whole embodied self.
When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” Matthew 26:1 NRSV
[Jesus] was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. Mark 9:31-32
Beautiful Jill, In gratitude and love during this Holy Week
Thank you so much, Jill, for enriching my Holy Week journey. This exquisite window is a true gift and your words will keep me focused. So much love to you…Gloria Sent from my iPad
Jill, Thank you got a beautiful visual meditation for Holy Week.
Love through the skies~~~~~Kathy
Merci Jill de prier avec moi cette semaine sainte.
Les photos sont très belles.
Envoyé de mon iPad