Friday, March 25, 2005

the Friday of Easter week

On the Friday of Easter Week, in the easter egg the colour is black. We break a black (painted) piece of polystrene, to find inside a red heart. Easter Friday is the saddest day, a day of darkness.


We will gather around and wrap the cross. We will sprinkle our rose petals. We will express love for a heart of love, broken for us.

Note re atonement: I have really struggled to include the more cosmic and wholistic dimensions of the atonement at this point. God died for the whole world, for the integration of people and planet. A red heart speaks of God’s love for individuals. There are hints of relational connectedness, as Christ restored relationships on the saddest day, so we are offered hearts of love which include restored relationships. But the central metaphor remains individual, and I have struck a creative brick wall.

Posted by steve at 04:02 PM


  1. why is easter friday the saddest day? And if god is god i do not think that dying would hurt very much lol.

    Comment by blueskelton — March 25, 2005 @ 4:07 pm

  2. surely any death is sad, how much sadder the death of a loved friend like Jesus.

    If Jesus wept, then Jesus would certainly have felt pain. A God who feels no pain does not sound like the Christian God.

    Comment by steve — March 25, 2005 @ 4:13 pm

  3. Possible other metaphors could include Kinder Surprises or for we who live in the Southern Hemisphere and are experiencing autumn and harvest at Easter time rather than spring – perhaps apples or pumpkins?
    In each case the treasure/gift/new life inside can only exist and ultimately grow, with what encloses/surrounds it. God is the protective skin/paper, the egg or flesh is the nourishing world/planet/other people/relationships and we, as individuals are the gift (suprise) or seed within.

    Comment by Lynley — March 26, 2005 @ 10:45 am

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