Easter 2023: Daily Readings
Have you thought about how you’re going to engage with Holy Week this year?
The week from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday is one of the most powerful weeks of the year, and yet all to often (for me at least), it can get lost in a swirl of other things — planning to see friends and family over the Easter break, sorting out the house for guests, packing for time away…not to mention the all-important purchasing of mountains of chocolate. Every year I say to myself, “Next year I’ll really get to grips with Easter. Next year I’ll really commit”, and every year I’m left wondering whether I’ve really given myself enough space to engage with the seismic events of that week.
But not this year!
This year, we’ve put together a reading plan for the week that includes a passage of scripture every day from Palm Sunday through to Resurrection Sunday, helping us to put ourselves in the midst of the drama as it unfolds — Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, disruption of the Temple system, teaching on the kingdom, last supper with his disciples, anguish in the garden, arrest, crucifixion, death and resurrection. There will also be a video recording of the passage each day to watch or listen to in case you find that an easier way to engage.
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After reading, listening or watching each day, take some time to pause, centre and continue:
Spend a couple of minutes reading through the passage and immersing yourself in the story.
Take a bit of time to reflect on the following questions:
- Which parts of the passage particularly stood out to you?
- What does this passage tell you about Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity/yourself?
Head over to the Oasis Instagram Feed and share your reflections on the passage — there’ll be an IG Story posted every day for you to add your thoughts to so that we can all benefit from one another’s insights. You could also speak to a friend/family member about reading and reflecting together each day as a way to grow and learn together.
I hope you can join the journey with us this Easter!