Friday after Ash Wednesday
We Christians are not called to be the people of the way of the cross, but to be the people of the resurrection. However, I think that many of us focus too much on the terrible way of the cross and by that keep forgetting about the happy ending -- the Resurrection. Yes, the crucifixion is sad and painful and very real, but after that there is the resurrection. So, today Jesus reminds us that we can’t be sad all the time; we also need to be happy and joyful. There is a time for fasting but also a time for celebrating. “The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” We, Christians, we are the people of the Resurrection. After fasting, there will be celebrating.