It’s hard to believe, but we are only a week away from Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the holiest contemplation of the year – the journey to the cross, culminating in the celebration of the empty tomb. Landing in a liturgical tradition has been a remarkable gift to me in experiencing the power of the cross in a deeper way, and I have discovered a wealth of hymnody that has helped me along the way.
To that end, and to mark this lenten season, I will be writing a series of reflections on some hymns that have caused me to stop and take a breath and ponder anew the cross of Christ – in order to better and more fully experience the true Alleluia celebration of the empty tomb. I hope you’ll join me here each week, beginning next Wednesday, February 25th.
Let us, as fellow sojourners, not miss the blessing of the journey. Let us be like Jesus, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, scorning its shame.