Holy Saturday – in the Grave
Read: Luke 23:50-56
- What, if anything, stands out to you?
Listen: Stations of the Cross by Malcolm Guite 13 and 14 click on the numbers to get the audio
Artwork: two choices today:
‘The Deposition’ Ugolino de Nerio – look close up at the faces of Mary and Jesus
or Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ sculpture (click on the titles to see the paintings)
- Both these pieces depict the raw emotion of a Mother with her dead son. Can you feel the sorrow through the artwork?
- As we come to the end of the week’s reflections, why not commit yourself afresh to the Lord? You could use this prayer – The Methodist Covenant Prayer which Methodists repeat every year in committing themselves afresh to the Lord.
I am no longer my own but yours.
Put me to what you will,
rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you or laid aside for you,
exalted for you or brought low for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty,
let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours.
So be it.
And the covenant made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.