Good Friday

Published on Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:25
Vicar's Blog

There's a particular cruelty as the sun shines so brightly on this most sombre of days. This Good Friday has a wide and painful resonance. As we wake to another round of headlines of deaths and illness our thoughts turn to that particular death on a dry and stony hill outside Jerusalem. My heart goes out to those who are suffering today, or struggling to come to terms with the sudden loss of loved ones, or those who are trying to find hope in this dark situation. 


Good Friday speaks right into the heart of all this. Perhaps, today, it's best to enter fully into it as we face such an uncertain future. Like Jesus we are thrown back on our own resources: like Jesus we are taking an unknown journey. I think there will be hope at the end, but today we join the beloved disciple and Mary the mother of Jesus at the foot of the cross. 


There will be a virtual pop-up church along the lines of our usual South Bank Churches event in Waterloo. And our Good Friday liturgy will be at 2pm. You are invited to light a candle at the beginning of the liturgy - and to bring two stones with you. 


Thank you to all who joined us for a very special Maundy Thursday service last night, and those who watched at their own altars of repose. We were joined in spirit, and by the wonderful moon! 


No poems today - let the day speak for itself. 


With my love and my prayers,


Giles 

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