Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Liturgical Colour of Lent is NOT "Drab"
I think Jesus noted the vibrancy of the road as he walked in & out of Jerusalem, and finally to His appointment with the cross. The quick movements of the children at play, the piercing cry of the one wailing over a death in the family, the bright red of the blood of the temple sacrifice, the splash of water in a woman's pail.
All these are part of the sights, sounds, and smells along the road; and everywhere there is beauty - this broken beauty which He came to redeem.
Why 121 steps? For the 121st Psalm:
I lift up my eyes unto the hills...
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.