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Holy Saturday – A Reflection

April 20, 2019

The day breaks

The sun rises in the East

The rest of the world moves on

It was Sabbath

For Mary

For the Disciples

For Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

Lost in their own thoughts

Reliving the nightmares of the past few days

The Sabbath observance went on forever

When will the nightmare end

Mary, you keep remembering your last moments with your Son

Mary, your heart must be breaking

Perhaps you prayed with the Psalmist

How long, O Lord?

Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long?

How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God!

Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death, and my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”; my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.

But I trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13:1-6

How long, O Lord?


The top picture is of Lily Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The second and third pictures are from the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe.

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