Wholly Weak

Knuckle Bump on the Bridge to the Clinic 
This Holy Week my jaundiced, first world theologian's eyes, see a high school student who lives in a culture that loves to jump Holy Week directly from Palm Sunday to Easter and skip the days of betrayal, denial, torture and death that lie between.

She is on a bridge with children in Nicaragua where the people are much closer to betrayal, denial, slow torture and early death.

We lift up both this week. Remembering that it was Jesus' closest disciples that betrayed and denied him; his religious leaders and government that arrested, tortured and killed him. Acknowledging that we are wholly weak and  have it in us to do these things and that Jesus' response to our weakness is not to save himself, but to save us.

Hope is a knuckle bump between worlds.