This week is Holy Week. For some,
this is an opportunity for rebirth or
purification—recognition of past
ill-deeds with the resolution to try
harder in the times to come. It’s probably coincidental with the advent
of spring which features physical
similarities in that we shed the cold,
snowy burdens of winter for sunshine and warmth.
This week before Easter is iconic in a way because we
do an informal inventory of our character and spend
more time than usual in church. Even the agnostic can
benefit from putting life on hold for an hour this week to
think about things, if only to ponder.
Whatever your faith, religion or creed, I wish you a
Happy Easter and a happy thereafter.
Patrick J. Wood