Holiest of weeks


Celebration and triumph

The busy streets sound

With the cries of the jubilant

With the shouts of the blessed.


Chaos and uncertainty

The disruptions this week

Are welcomed and feared

Are needed and hated.


Humility and selfishness

Blend at the tables

As families share traditions

And friends seek community.


Fully God and fully man

Participating, yet all-knowing

He keeps serving and loving

He keeps praying and obeying.


This week of mixed emotions

This week of anticipation

Fear builds to a frenzy

Until it breaks              and our hope is silenced.