Over the years, we have given names to some of the days in Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, culminating in Easter–which is technically what comes next, a new week all its own. And a new way of living. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
So, I’ve been wondering what Jesus was doing all the other days this week and why they didn’t get special names. Could it be he wasn’t doing anything significant on Tuesday? I really doubt that, so I thought I’d propose some possible names for the Tuesday of Holy Week, sort of like Taco Tuesday, which sounds delicious but doesn’t quite have the eternal impact of the other days’ names.
How about “Jesus tells the religious people to stop being religious and focus on their relationship with God instead” Tuesday? Possible, but not very catchy.
“Jesus prepares his friends for the road ahead” Tuesday?
“Jesus shows up for us even when we don’t know it” Tuesday?
“Jesus never leaves us” Tuesday?
“Jesus, why aren’t you healing my friend” Tuesday?
“God’s ways are beyond my ways” Tuesday?
“Jesus, I need you” Tuesday?
Hmm, I guess I’m not very good at slogans or day naming. But I hope you get the point anyway…