We have come to Monday in Holy Week.  Many feel alone.   Alone – because of the stresses of the world.  Alone and fearful because of the war in Ukraine; concern about their health, finances, jobs, relationships.  Alone – with their thoughts.  Alone – with their questions.  Alone.

If anyone understands what ‘being alone’ means, especially this week, it surely must be the man called Jesus.

We’re living in a world under the shadow of war, a cloud of difficult days of climate change, loss of democracy, a virus that just won’t leave. It’s a frightening reality.  The man Jesus, knew about frightening realities.

May this holy week be a time to reflect on what ‘being alone’ is for ourselves, for others, and what it must have been like for the man known as Jesus.  May we know who we are, Whose we are and the Love that surrounds us.

May we be blessed with an abiding sense of love – a Love that envelopes and casts out fear of the known and unknown.  May this day and every day in Holy Week, bring a blessing that touches your life in ways you can’t even begin to ask or understand.  May you be blessed by the ability to breathe in Ruach, healing, sanctifying, renewing and be blessed by a precious peace that passes understanding and the Love that sustained the man Jesus on this difficult day in Holy Week. 


© June Maffin


The flower pins, made for friends as a sign and symbol of Love, were made using pieces of white felt and small pearl-like additions in the middle of the flower.


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