Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday Reflection

Reflection for Maundy Thursday
by Rev. Susan Phillips

In these holy days, we can so quickly jump from the celebration of Palm Sunday
to the resurrection of Easter Sunday. But there is brokenness in between—a brokenness that cuts us off from each other and from creation—a brokenness that is so evident at the cross. If we only focus on what is lovely, we miss all the brokenness.

At the cross, God takes on all the hurt, hate, and destructiveness we dish out and loves us anyway. At the cross, we remember that God redeems all of creation.

See and hear Rev. Susan Phillips unpack this redemption a little more.

Prayer: G-d of love, hold us—all parts of creation--in these days. Amen.

Contributor: Susan Phillips attended Grinnell College, Candler School of Theology - Emory University, Hebrew University and served UMC and PCUSA churches in Iowa. She has pastored First Presbyterian Church in Shawano, WI since 1999. She is a worship designer and workshop leader for emergent church conversations, sacred dance and worship media. Her daily spiritual disciplines include parenting two daughters, interfaith dialogue with her spouse, Simon Levin, and talking to strangers. 

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