Thursday, April 09, 2009
It's Good Friday for some
Last night we had a Passover Meal (symbolic meal with flatbread, lamb, greens and spices) using part of the Jewish ritual and then the Christian remake of the ceremony with the Christian Communion. This morning at Altona Meadows/Laverton there was a reflective worship with a large cross lying on the floor and several symolic objects were added to do with the story of the death of Jesus, finishing with flowers and petals placed over the cross. Normally all flowers are removed from the church, but here the use of flowers was meaningful as the women's farewell to a beloved man, Jesus.
Then we came back to Geelong and a phone call alerted us to some different kind of story from Fiji. May God have mercy on poor Fiji! I had been optimistic of good sense, but a very elderly gentleman had a speech prepared for him and now there's a coup on the legal system it seems! Couldn't they have waited until after Easter and not spoil people's holidays!