I wanted to take a short moment and think about Holy Week. It’s a lot of work, this week. It’s a time of contemplation. Yesterday at church we celebrated Palm Sunday, the day Jesus triumphantly entered into Jerusalem. This Thursday we’ll be celebrating at church Maundy Thursday, the day Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper. On Sunday we’ll be celebrating Easter, the day in which Jesus rose victorious from the grave. What a week.
As I sit here meditating on the scripture for this Thursday, I wonder about this week. What does Monday have to do with Thursday and Good Friday? Not much if you think about it. These are not holy days per se. They are just days. But during Holy Week, these days take on a significance all their own. But what about Monday? What did Jesus do on a Monday. Did he have a case of the Mondays?
According to Mark, on Monday Jesus taught. He taught in parables. He taught about the resurrection. He taught about the day and the hour unknown for his return. He taught about the greatest commandment–to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself. That is what he did on Monday.
And so this Monday, I begin with meditating on Scripture, meditating on what Jesus taught. Meditating on God’s Word and it’s importance in my life.
What will you be doing on this Monday, the Monday of Holy Week?