For Christians, this is Holy Week, the week when we remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Holy Week is meant to be a week of looking inward as we follow the pattern of death and resurrection in our own lives.
To the crowd, Palm Sunday, it began so well. It was the moment that held such promise and expectation. It was a time of celebration and hope. A time when people could be assured that at last, the longing that they had was about to be realized.
Alongside my work as Executive Director of the Pro Deo Foundation, I also have the great joy of serving on the board of directors for the Henri Nouwen Society in Toronto, Canada. The late Henri Nouwen was a profound spiritual writer