I have a question - its about this Good Friday walk of witness habit..
Am I alone in thinking that it's more like an accusation than a witness?
Can you explain to me why we walk in silence, stopping traffic with our sombre stares, accusing those who are going about their busy lives with our solemnity and misery until they too feel the burden of guilt...?
Please Lord, tell me..what image of your love and your grace are we witnessing to?
What child would instinctively want to follow such a march?
But perhaps I've misunderstood..
Perhaps this walk of witness is not to witness to our faith, or to your love
Perhaps it is supposed to witness to how we repeatedly need you to be crucified
Perhaps its our walk of shame to witness to how we fail to understand what
'Once - for all'
So like a crowd of Sisyphus we are doomed to endlessly roll the burden of our guilt and shame to the top of Calvary over and over again, only to watch it roll back down again in time for next year.. or
we finally understand and in understanding are set free from our guilt,
saved from our self-obsession and allowed to see through to Easter Sunday.
It's Friday - BUT SUNDAY IS COMING!
If we must walk to witness to our faith - I cannot for the life of me understand why we don't we do it on Easter Sunday - with song and laughter - handing out chocolates and balloons..