The Duncan Banner

March 24, 2013

Holy week offers time to give thanks

Ed Darling
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Few, if any, weeks are more important for Christians. Today is Palm Sunday. It reminds us of the crowds who waved palm branches to triumphantly welcome the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem on the week before his death and resurrection.  

Thursday is Maundy Thursday. It commemorates the Last Supper he shared with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. He showed them the full extent of his love by washing their feet and sharing bread and a cup of wine, blessed by his Father, to form the basis of our communion services today.  And Friday is Good Friday. It is the time Christians remember the agony, suffering and death on the cross of Jesus.  

All are remarkable events, each perhaps beyond earthly comprehension. And all set the stage for Easter Sunday, a day unlike any other.