April 11 – Holy Week Tuesday Mark 15: 1 – 15 Can you hear the silence?

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This evening at 7.30pm in the church – short meditation for Tuesday of Holy Week. The church is also open today between 10.30am and 12.30pm for prayer stations for Holy Week.

The chief priests could barely wait until it was morning to hand Jesus over to Pilate. Their plans made in darkness, also showed the depth of the darkness within. Crucify, one of those words which brings us close to the horror and depravity of the most extreme form violence and inhumanity. Crucifixion was the threat which assumed for most compliance or at least denial of accusation or justifying of their actions. For Jesus the threat of crucifixion produced no such reaction.

Jesus does not condone or condemn, does not beg or justify himself.

In silence he stands.

Silence can often be more powerful than words and sometimes words are not enough only silence can adequately say all that needs to be said.

Take a moment to sit in silence to read the verses and consider Jesus reaction and your own to all that is said and left unsaid.

Today’s Thought for the Day for Lent is from Emma