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A Meditation for the Wednesday of Holy Week


Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.  On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”  He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,  “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not […]

A Meditation for the Tuesday of Holy Week


After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.”  The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking.  One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him;  Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of […]

A Meditation for the Monday of Holy Week


This is the text of this evening’s meditation at the Taizé service for Holy Week. One of the things that you get from reading and re-reading the biblical accounts of Jesus again and again is the sense and depth of the emotions. You also get a sense of the real life themes within it. And […]