A Blessing for Holy Week

Take heart and hope from the promises of this Holy Week: when you feel good and glad, Jesus joins your parade of celebration.  When you gather at the table with people who love you, Jesus is there; he serves you the bread, and he offers you the cup.  When you pray in loneliness and fear, Jesus weeps and bleeds with you.  When you feel on trial and condemned, he stands with you as your advocate and friend.  When you have gone down, down as far as death, you have not gone past the reach of Jesus’ saving love.  In him you rise, and you live. Go into this week with the assurance that, whatever it brings, Jesus will bring you through it and into full and joyful life.  Amen.