As you know, this Easter I have worked with Reverend Betty Adam of Christ Church Cathedral here in Houston to create an Easter event for Holy Saturday that would remember the biblical women. My idea for the production was to focus on the faithfulness and feelings of the women who followed Jesus to Jerusalem and remained with him as he died.
As I wrote the script with Betty, I "stayed" with each woman in her story as it is recorded in the bible, and as I did so I imagined what it would be like to be that woman. What was her relationship with Jesus? Why was she with him at his crucifixion? What was going through her mind and what was she feeling in her heart?
As I wrote, I realized how different each woman's relationship with Jesus was, and how their reactions to him were very personal, just as our own are. I realized how much of their spirituality we have lost because we have forgotten to include them in our Easter services.
So I wrote a piece called "Remember the Biblical Women At Easter" and it has just been published by Huffington Post HERE.
I hope that if you can't attend our special service on Holy Saturday, that you will join us in spirit during the hour 4-5 p.m. by rereading the women's stories in the bible and remembering their faithfulness and steadfastness, and their prominence in Jesus' life and death. How do their stories touch you?