Those Darn Protestants ... a.k.a. Rushing the Liturgical Season Along
Case in point: Here we are in Tuesday in Holy Week. I went to get the sacrament of St. Arbuck's today, and this is what I saw on the gigantic billboard of a local Southern Baptist Church:
HE IS RISEN!
HE IS RISEN INDEED!
I kid you not. We haven't even reached Good Friday, but those dang Baptists are Jumping the Shark over all of Holy Week, straight to the resurrection.
I am gobsmacked.
Fundamentalists generally slobber and waller all over the cross. But not this one. They're just jumping straight to Easter ... 5 days early. What the heck's up with that?
Frankly, I think it's a cheap Christianity that fails to spend time in this Holy Week, spending time with Jesus through Good Friday ... and then imagining what his followers must have felt through Friday and Saturday. I think we must let our imaginations dwell deeply with it all before we come to Sunday. That's what I'm doing this Holy Week. Walking with Jesus.