Saturday, April 07, 2007

in the pit

In the pit. About 1.45am on the night between Maunday Thursday and Good Friday. Dreaming of course. Perhaps this comes from trying to 'live Holy Week'. Should come with a warning label. Tried to remember the words of a Psalm but couldn't. Words that may have been said by, and given strength to Jesus on the night before his death when he was held, possibly in a pit or cell under the house of the High Priest. You can visit the place in Jerusalem near the church of St Peter in Gallicantu. I've found the words now. It's Psalm 88. 'I am counted as those who go down to the pit; I am like those who have no help'. How good it is that the Psalms don't try to make everything better. They let it be.

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