20 Mar HOLY WEEK 2016
Posted at 20:14h in news
We left the Israelites turning away at the very border of the Promised Land and condemning themselves to more years of wandering in the wilderness. The Letter to the Hebrews that we have been hearing in the past week (at Office of Readings) takes up the theme, likening Jesus to the faithful Moses and warning us not to turn away from the “place of rest” that God has for us.
The readings for the rest of the week and on into this week reflect on the priesthood of Jesus and the sacrifice he offers on our behalf – the sacrifice of his own life to win our deliverance from all that holds us captive and limits the freedom of God in our lives. After the commemoration of Christ’s passion and death on Good Friday, we return again on Holy Saturday to the promise of a “place of rest” and we are encouraged to do everything we can to reach it. Indeed, we have only to be willing to enter it in faith. It has already been won for us, since “Christ’s power to save is utterly certain.”