I’ve heard it said before that the English language is one of the hardest ones to learn. With all of its intricacies and contradictions, I have no doubt that if English isn’t your native tongue, it is indeed a struggle to navigate and comprehend. Take homophones for one example: words that sound exactly the same but are spelled differently and do not have the same meanings. Baffling, yes?
Easter is upon us and as we move through the week leading up to Christ's death and resurrection most of us will think a lot about the burden that was on Him and His suffering on the cross. That's certainly appropriate. But have you ever stopped to think about the twelve Disciples and what that week was like for them?
The first time I found myself at an altar for an Ash Wednesday service having ashes and oil smudged onto forehead, a big part of my heart wondered how I had gotten there.