Preparing for Easter
A friend lent me a book to help me prepare for Easter. It's called 'The Weeping Chamber' by Sigmund Brouwer. She's reading the same book, but in her Dutch translation.
It's a very well-written fictional account of a troubled man in Jerusalem in the last week of Jesus' life. Their paths cross and his life is changed.
His insights into the details of that last week - what happened and why - are excellent and bring the story to life in a way I haven't experienced for a while.
Of course, it's fairly intense, so I'm not in the most upbeat mood after reading it.
Something else we're doing is having a Christian passover meal with about 20 people from church on Thursday night. I've read through a modified sort of script for the ceremony and it looks like it will be moving and meaningful.