Easter resolution: Refusing to play 'gotcha'
At our Fortunate Families board meeting on Saturday, one of the things that came up in our discussion was the "gotcha" game that the far right and far left play with each other. And how uncomfortable it makes us feel. We share causes with those who need to point out the flaws in others.
Holy Saturday reflection
After this, Joseph of Arimathea,
secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews,
asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus.
And Pilate permitted it.
So he came and took his body.
Nicodemus, the one who had first come to him at night,
also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes
weighing about one hundred pounds.
They took the body of Jesus
and bound it with burial cloths along with the spices,
according to the Jewish burial custom.
Now in the place where he had been crucified there was a garden,
and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried.
So they laid Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation day;
for the tomb was close by.