Holy Week calls us to many things. One of them is knowing that we are not alone. We do have a community to walk with, that walks with us, whether that community lives where we do, whether members of that community live on earth or in heaven.
Perhaps we are all the women at the tomb, standing with our community in moments of sadness, exultation, and ordinariness. Even if it doesn’t always look like we thought it might, it is enough.
The message is an excerpt from “Women at the tomb” by Jordan Miller-Stubbendick in the April 2020 issue of Gather magazine. Today, on Monday in Holy Week, we remember Hans Nielsen Hauge, renewer of the church, who died in 1824.