We never thought for Lent we would be giving up going to church, learning in classrooms, working outside our homes, eating out, going to movies and, in some cases, giving up toilet paper! All our original Lenten sacrifices pale in the challenges of living with a global pandemic! (Click for posts and videos with hope and help for COVID-19 crisis.)
And so as we approach Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday, here are several online resources for celebrating Easter during the coronavirus quarantine with videos, Scripture readings, cartoons and humor columns.
• Intimacy with Christ is a free eight-day study of Scripture and readings from The Imitation of Christ that looks at seven ways we can grow deeper in our relationship with Christ. (If you start on Palm Sunday, it will conclude on Easter Sunday.)
• There’s also the Easter story in chronological order divided into seven days of reading to use during Holy Week.
This is a once-in-lifetime—we all hope—opportunity to celebrate a stripped down commemoration of Holy Week without the distractions of Easter shopping, egg hunts, family dinners, and large church gatherings.
“Father, Son, Spirit, grant us a meaningful time of remembering all that was accomplished during that week that changed life forever. The coronavirus will eventually fade into history, but your work continues on through eternity. Amen.”