by Jeanine Werner
Another season of Lent will soon be behind us. We are rapidly approaching Holy Week. Does it ever remind you of Christian Bootcamp? Do you ever think, “ I’ve really got to build up my strength to do this thing?” It’s daunting, especially when you think of the services and liturgy for the three days beginning on Maundy Thursday at sunset, continuing through Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and concluding with the Easter Vigil sometime after sunset on Saturday. These three days constitute the Triduum, the traditional days of common prayer, fasting, worship, and expectation as we approach our Savior’s joyous resurrection on Sunday. Why would we even keep such a demanding tradition in our modern times? After all, we’ve got lots of stuff to do.