The phrase “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!” is triumphantly taking over the social media I see.
That is wonderful. Powerful. Empowering.
But really, really hard for some.
In We Make the Road By Walking by Brian McLaren, he writes from the point of view of the ones who felt lost on that Saturday. The ones who had traveled with and learned from the One who had perished on the cross. The ones who had loved him so.
“Perhaps our descendants, the disciples of the future, will call this a day of waiting. But we are not waiting. For us, there is nothing to wait for. All we know is what was lost yesterday as Jesus died on the cross. For us, it’s all over. This is a day of doubt, despair, disillusionment, devastation.” –p. 162, Brian McLaren We Make the Road By Walking
For there still walk among us those for whom there is no waiting. The ones who can’t see a Sunday in their sights. Those who are in despair and disillusioned and no amount of talking about the light that is coming will change that. The ones who are still lost and reeling from the shock of their devastation.
As we awaken and proclaim life and resurrection and joy on this Sunday, let us remember those for whom this day does not reveal an empty tomb–those for whom there is still the darkness and the torn and brokenness. Those for whom healing seems an impossible dream.
And as we remember them, let us love them.
It is my hope that in that loving them, something will be resurrected in their hearts, and they will find the strength to go on another day.
Best wishes for light and love to all.
We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren can be purchased at your favorite bookstore or by clicking the link here. I haven’t read the whole book, but I have found it a thought-provoking and yet easy read so far.