But isn’t that typical of the world in which we live? We’re all right with bunnies and peeps but not the sadness and melancholy of Maundy Thursday nor the bloody cross of good Friday.
It’s time that we call people to take up their cross and follow the savior. ‘For where I am, there will my servant be also,’ says Christ. Now is not the time for a spirituality of spring, but for the gospel. As Pope John Paul II said, “This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living, in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known.”
It is a challenge to make our crucified God known. But isn’t this what our holy season is about?