“This Is the Day; Let Us Be Glad”

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.

And then:

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.

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