|Michael O Brien|
It is the day of grieving and being still, quiet for it...or mindful of it and trying to find that still silent spot inside; This is the day when the tabernacles, across the world, are barren.
And the emptiness is visceral....
"There is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The earth trembles and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and He has come to raise all who have slept ever since the world began. He has gone to free from sorrow the captives Adam and Eve, He who is both God and the son of Eve. He cries out to them: `Out of love for you and for your descendants I now by my own authority command all who are held in bondage to come forth, all who are in darkness to be enlightened, all who are sleeping to arise'". (Office of Readings for Holy Saturday)
|Eric Gill - England|