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The Invitation of Holy WeekAt the beginning of his Passion, in the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus invites his disciples to ‘Stay here and keep awake with me’.  This is his invitation to all his disciples at the beginning of Holy Week.

Jesus, on the cross, uttered his last word and gave his last cry.

The rest is silence, the silence of the tomb.

We wait, wait for another word from God.

Waiting is hard for us who belong to the now generation.

The Word of God has to be waited for, in patience.

Abraham and Sarah waited ten years for the son God had promised.

God’s people waited thousands of years for the promised Messiah.

This week, we wait, keeping company with Jesus, wait for a word of Resurrection and new life.

We keep company with Jesus, at the last Supper,

in the Garden of Gethsemene,  at the house of the High Priest and in Pilate’s Praetorium, on the way of the cross, on Calvary and at the tomb.

God’s risen and living word always comes as gift.

It is received by those who wait, wait with Jesus and not allow ourselves to get distracted.

We owe God the courtesy of patient attentiveness this Holy Week.

The living Word of God will gestate within us in the silence and will erupt in Easter new life and joy.

We have to keep company with Jesus and wait.