A little joke written by George Goldtrap:
A small boy ran home and excitedly told his parents: “School will be dismissed for good ………. on Friday April 2nd!”
“I just don’t believe that”, his mother said.
“It’s true,” the boy said. “I just got this note from the teacher.”
The teacher’s note said: “School; will be dismissed at 11:00am for Good Friday, April 2nd.”
Do you remember what the Gospel Reading was on the 2nd Sunday of Lent this year? It was from the Gospel of Mark. It was the story of the Transfiguration. The end of the gospel reads:
As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
Just like in the joke, Peter, James, and John had to be asking themselves, did we hear him correctly? What does he mean about rising from the dead?!
We are Easter people; we know the story and how it ends. Can you imagine what they were going through? Even to the point of questioning everything — including Jesus’s mental well-being.
Let us together journey into another Holy Week, but this time — imagining that we were either Peter, James, or John — and simply being in awe for the very first time. Uncertainties, yes; great faith will definitely be needed.