Holy Week: Walking Home Together
Christianity is a "Way" [the original name of the movement] that adjusts us into particular spiritual postures which allow us to step into certain mysteries that introduce us to the power of God.
Together in the daily rhythms of life swamped with need, hurt, and confusion, this cadence of postures and mysteries feel like a journey.
Follow the traditional Christian "Holy Week" as an introduction to each of these postures and mysteries.
We find that the postures and mysteries are part of the long journey home.
a Posture of Receiving
a Mystery of MESSIAH
There are two stories we can choose to live by. One says we are on are own to achieve the best we can--and compete till the end--trying to "get somewhere".
The other story shows us that God, the creator of all, comes to us. In God's story we are called to receive, to be conduits and vessels, and to be co-participants in ongoing miracle.
a Posture for Rescue
a Mystery of BAPTISM
We live in a world that traces power structures and the pathways of authority. We are called to respond, though, with a posture of receiving rescue--being pulled out of the dangerous waters not by our own power, and not by the power of the elite, but by the power of God who holds us.
a Posture of Responding
a Mystery of PRAYER
We come up with some pretty clever distractions that blind us of the power of God. We can also choose to let those distractions go, and respond to God in the mystery of prayer.
a Posture of Surrender
a Mystery of POWER
How can we make sense of Power in a world of abuse and selfishness? How do we hone the vision that allows us to Surrender into God's power?
a Posture for Transformation
a Mystery of COMMUNION
Shame and Fear, two forces that block us from relationship, combine together to become Revulsion. Jesus sets forth this wild and mysterious ritual for transforming these connection-destroyers into unity with one another and God.