Holy Saturday – Sharing Sacred Moments

(Scripture: John 11:21-22,38-39,44-45)

At our home today, as we await the joy of tomorrow’s Easter Resurrection, we will be busy.  Eggs will be boiled and the three youngest children will dye them bright spring colors.  They will choose from our stack of baskets which to leave out for the Easter bunny who still visits our home. They will help prepare the foods that I ate as a Polish child growing up in Chicago.  Tomorrow, the aroma of fresh Polish sausage, potato and cheese pierogies and kapusta (sauerkraut) will be joined at the table by hard-boiled easter eggs, jewish rye, slices of oranges and tomatoes, and a butter lamb and cake.  These activities help me to remember my grandparents and their parents.  We are asked in our lenten actions to “raise some dead loved ones today” who live on in our memories. For our family, this happens in the midst of carrying on their sacred traditions and sharing their sacred stories just as the sacred stories of our faith are proclaimed tonight at the Easter Vigil.

About WalkingwithBenedict

I love how scripture comes alive with messages for our lives today. In praying with scripture, we are called into deeper relationship with God and others. We are called to the growth in love, hospitality, peace, humility, stewardship and hope. St Benedict's Rule provides a lens for how scripture can be lived in our lives today whether we live inside or outside a monastery.
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2 Responses to Holy Saturday – Sharing Sacred Moments

  1. Beverly Martin says:

    First year we aren’t coloring eggs and preparing baskets. Will be meeting my son and his family for brunch and then a visit to the park. Our three grandikids will enjoy that. It’ll be a time of breaking bread and then enjoying God’s creation. Just talked to my eldest daughter in NYC this morning who is expecting identical twins. Talk about new life! She’s experiencing her own paschal mystery as “morning sickness” has taken over her whole day. But she and her hasband are nesting, waiting for the joyous births and new lives soon to join them. This Triduum I’m fully participating in the wonderful services of the feast – contemplating on the meaning of the Paschal Mystery like never before. I cannot help but shed a tear – God has done so much for us! We only have to open ourselves to His love. May your Easter Season be blessed.


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