We take another step closer to the Triduum today, to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and The Great Vigil of Easter all leading to Easter morn. And the Gospel of John provides us with Jesus giving a paradox: in order to have life we must lose it. Jesus is, as always, turning the world on its head and asking us to look at this new world in a different way. This is parallel to our Collect for today which tells us that Jesus turned a symbol of shame into a shining icon of glory: the Cross.
As we take another step along this week, if we walk with Jesus on the road to Golgotha and beyond, we will be looking at the world through new eyes, at a world turned upside down, and yet that world will not appear to be abnormal, but instead the way it is supposed to be.
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