I am torn each year before attending service. Thinking I MUST be mournful, that my FEELINGS must be pulled to sadness. BUT, I live under Grace. Constantly. So each Maundy Thursday and Good Friday I wrestle with the "am I sad enough" feeling. Then I go to the Tenebrae service.
And I get it.
It is so not about what I am feeling. It is how Lent, Holy Week and Easter of our church season "keeps it real" for me.
I am thankful.
FULL of thanksgiving to Christ in a solemn, reverent way.
Our Hymns this afternoon were awesome.
Full of sound doctrine. Full of Truth. Full of Christ Crucified.
Please, if you have not attended a traditional Tenebrae Service, the readings as the altar is stripped of our earthly worship tools...make room in your heart to attend next year. You will be FILLED!