Saturday, March 22, 2008

Holy Saturday

Today is Holy Saturday.

Holy Saturday always made me feel a little odd. The tomb is sealed; the stone is in place; Jesus is gone. It's like the whole world is filled with- nothing. There's no reason to do anything, feel anything, hope anything. Everything is dead.

The emptiness of the tabernacle fills the universe.

Without Christ we're all just drifting, in no particular direction, for no particular reason.

I never know what to do with myself on Holy Saturday.

1 comment:

Joke said...

1- I liked it better when it was called Glorious Saturday.

2- Jesus is doing something. He is, as the Catechism says, descending to Hell/the dead and opening up the gates of Heaven.

3- Still, I know what you mean. Kind of like you miss your dad when he is off on a business trip because you don't have a mature concept of what he does.