Holy Week | Holy Saturday (Year A Year B Year C)
Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24 (Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16); 1 Peter 4:1-8; Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42
Working in the shop gave bone and muscle to my pastoral identity. But it also taught me to anesthetize anxiety with long hours, to work out of fear of failing.
I once lived in a village in Germany that lay at the foot of a mountain covered in deep forest. A narrow farm separated the houses from the forest, and a cemetery occupied a piece of land part way up the mountain. Sometimes on my daily walks I stopped at the cemetery. It was the busiest place in town.