Tag Archives: Good Friday

Good Friday: Mercy Me

Standing up from her pew, in the midst of a crowded sanctuary, she asked for mercy. To be sure, this was not a church service, though certainly we expected to hear the Word of God made real. We were gathered to hear Anne Lamott, one of my all-time favorite writers, who is currently on tour… Continue Reading

Good Friday: Enter Into the Pain

It has become my tradition to write about evil on Good Friday (though I’ve missed a few years). As I’ve written before, the trauma survivor in me has always been willing to contemplate evil. Having experienced it firsthand in a most atrocious way – and survived – I am not afraid to confront it, call… Continue Reading

Prayer Bead Devotion: Crucifixion

Hopefully, you will have some time to be still today and place yourself at the foot of the cross using this devotion. Cross: Lord, have mercy on us. Invitatory Bead: “They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha, which means Skull Place. They tried to give him wine mixed with myrrh, but he didn’t take it. They… Continue Reading

Good Friday Prep: Let’s Talk About Evil

On February 4th, 2010, little Aubrey died in the arms of her parents after a long battle with Rhabdoid cancer.  She was just 9 days shy of her 2nd birthday.  That same month, a disgruntled employee walked into a school in Knoxville, TN and shot two administrators, paralyzing one of them.  Recently, the Catholic church has… Continue Reading