Holy Week is coming up, really soon. It’s a week of raw emotions, memories, chaos, grief, celebration.

I have often wondered about having a funeral service for Good Friday. Having a funeral for Jesus. We often call these services “Celebration of the Life.” We could easily do that about Jesus, and I suspect it would be pretty cool. Yet is another, very real way it would have to be a celebration of death – a death for us, and for the forgiveness of our missing the mark (sins) so often in life. This would make Easter a huge celebration of new life, renewed life, blessed life.

How do you prepare for Holy Week? What changes in your pace of life that allows God to share the story of love and grace  again for you to experience?