For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not ‘Yes and No’; but in him it is always ‘Yes.’ For in him every one of God’s promises is a ‘Yes.’ For this reason it is through him that we say the ‘Amen’, to the glory of God. – 2 Corinthians 1:19-20
It is always ‘Yes.’ How we need to hear this as Christians: hear and believe it. The message so many take away from contemporary Christian witness is either a firm ‘No – not yet’ or ‘Maybe, but first….’
When we come to Holy Week, we are put in direct touch with the ‘Yes’ of God in Christ. We do this not by ‘re-creating’ what Christ did, but by hearing about it, walking in it, steeping in it. This will lead us through the World’s profound “No” to God on Good Friday to His magnificent, simple, clear, and utterly unexpected answer to us at the Great Vigil of Easter. These simple, quiet services on Monday and Tuesday in Holy Week help us to become receptive to this gift, gradually opening our hearts to a message we desire, and challenging us to be that “Yes” to those with whom we walk.