Journey with Jesus through Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday

March 29 – Palm Sunday Readings: Psalm 118; Mark 11:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 15

April 2 – Maundy Thursday Readings: John 13:1-17, 31-35

April 3 – Good Friday Readings: Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 19:1-37

April 4 – Holy Saturday Readings: John 19:38-42; Galatians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 15:39-44; John 12:24

April 5 – Easter Sunday Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16:1-8

Walk the ancient path from Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, to the upper room with his disciples, to the cross and his agony. Sit with the disciples in their grief and despair. Enter into joy as you celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Through the ancient path that leads to the cross, what do you see in Jesus: of his humanity; the kind of life he’s inviting you into; his compassion for our human condition; his reliance on God the Father; his offer of healing and welcome?

As you read these Holy Week and Easter Sunday Scriptures, reflect on your own journey in life: the pain and agony, friendships and betrayals, triumphs and joys. How have these events and experiences shaped you? How have they drawn you nearer to God? How has God drawn nearer to you? What saves you?

Respond to God. Is there something to be grateful for? Give thanks. Is there something to confess? Ask for forgiveness. Is there something on your heart that troubles you? Converse with God about it. Is there something you want? Make your requests known to God. Are you carrying your own private hell in your heart or mind? Cry out for deliverance and rescue. Do you suffer under the weight of your circumstances? Receive the Holy Spirit as comforter, companion, guide, and divine strength.