|Christ Carrying the Cross, by Hieronymus Bosch|
Holy Week isn't just to recall the facts of Christ's death. After all, when we have Communion we remember. But this week is an extended time of meditation, not only on the stark reality of the cross, but on the steps He took to get there. We remember His movement towards Calvary, but we also seek to join Him on that road, both in our hearts and in our lives as we take the strenuous path by faith, pressing onward towards our own calvaries and tombs. Suffering isn't optional for us, lazy and coddled as we may be here in America. Rather it's part of the message and life we choose as we run after the Person and Place we're really created for.