This week has been crazy. Beyond classes, we’ve had student council elections, some kind of chapel each morning, classes, meetings and assemblies, and the pressure of a short week to handle.
But the chapels in the morning have been nice thing. We’ve had a simple liturgy: a selection from Psalm 118, a second reading from the Psalms or a Pauline Epistle, prayer and reflection time, and a reading from the Gospel of Luke. It’s been nice to see the overlap of emotions and themes from the different texts as well as experience a song or two that sticks with you through the day. Today’s song was by Stuart Townend:
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart –
His wounds have paid my ransom.
The work day ended, giving me the chance to drop in with the neighbors to celebrate a birthday. Then, after some errands downtown, I headed to Kailua for a Maundy Thursday at the church of friends. It’s my third year doing that. A great way to end a crazy week and begin weekend of real significance.