“We REMEMBER how you loved us to Your DEATH
And still we CELBRATE for You are with us here
And we BELIEVE that we will see You when You come
In Your glory Lord, we remember
We celebrate, We believe”
For so long a time that I have been observing my own dynamics I could not deny that fact that I always find myself so affected and moved by mere lyrics of a song, regardless of its genre. I have been hearing and singing this song many times but it is only this time that I come to appreciate it more.
This is what HOLY WEEK is all about. It is not just a religious and cultural “observance” but more importantly a “loving remembrance” of Jesus’ unqualified love for all His wayward and unfaithful FRIENDS (No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends…Jn.15:13). We commemorate on this shameful and bloody event in the history of humanity not to perpetuate such act and the pain that it caused but an opportunity to “recollect” our acts of unfaithfulness to a Friend who is ever faithful to his promise even at the point of losing His own self and, at the same time, to “celebrate” the victory of our salvation of which we experience here and now, and yet a continuous hope that in the eyes of faith, we “believe” that we will see Him again, in His glory, in the fullness of time.
We are never too old to change... Never too good for change. May we have a life-giving journey with the Lord in His passion, death and resurrection.