I have seen it hundreds of times.
Maybe you have too.
It’s the most difficult day of days.
All the preparation and prayer in the world cannot prepare you.
It didn’t help me…
It probably didn’t help you.
It didn’t help Mary or Peter or the disciple that Jesus loved – John.
They watched Jesus be hailed as the Prince of Peace as he made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem just six days ago on Palm Sunday.
They watched him dismantle the money changers in the temple.
They ate with him around the table at supper on Thursday night.
They all had their feet softly and gently and lovingly washed on Thursday night.
They all saw him troubled as he prayed with such heartache in the garden.
They all saw him get arrested.
After that…they scattered…
And now, Jesus is dead.
His tortured, pierced, bloodied body has been laid to rest in a tomb.
And now the question that faced his mother, his family, his friends and his disciples faces us.
What do we do when our loved one has died and it is now “The Day After.”
Below is what the scriptures have to offer us on what the disciples and Jesus’ family did on Saturday, the day after…
I hope we have better news tomorrow…
The day after the day after…
Laugh often and Fear not!