For reflection in Holy Week
At the beginning of Holy Week…we know that once we have entered Jerusalem we shall be swept up in events that we cannot control and that will bring us to the very edge of what we can bear, as we walk with him to Calvary and the tomb. Holy Week tells us that God is able to change everything about us – our fear, our sin, our guilt, our untruthfulness. But to receive that change in the actual circumstances of our lives asks of all of us such a revolution in our hearts that we are stunned and frightened at the thought. 'In his death is my birth, in his life is my life', as the song says; but the new birth is for us a kind of dying too.
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury