Wow, that must be intense. Do you go every year?
We have nothing quite so dramatic. This Maundy Thursday we will be presenting the play I wrote about Judas. I think it will be quite powerful. The man playing the part is a very good actor and has brought the script to life. It will be an uncomfortable service.
I never knew quite what to do with Good Friday. In the Church of the Brethren where I grew up on Maundy Thursday there is what's called Love Feast. It is a sort of reinactment of the Last Supper. A simple meal (not Passover fare), communion and the washing of each other's feet. We had nothing special for Good Friday. I always thought it should be treated as you described Leo, but it was never within my tradition.
Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
- Frederick Buechner
If society prospers at the expense of the intangibles,
how can it be called progress?