Holy Week is upon us.
Good Friday at 3 I'll be downtown, joining the L.A. Catholic Worker for the anti-war Stations of the Cross. They carry a giant wooden cross through the business district, stopping in front of banks, office buildings and courthouses to pray.
Before that I will have attended the noon Good Friday service at the Cathedral with, among others, the people who WORK in the banks, corporate offices and courthouses....
Thus in some small way I will cover all bases and be with all people, as Christ was.
I'm sure the day of the actual Crucifixion was very much like today will be.
People thinking, God, I hate when they do executions on Friday: all the money-lenders close down and I can't get cash for the weekend.
People grousing, "Man, when is this gonna be over already, I'm starving!"
People jeering, "Here come the do-gooders; look at that Veronica with her corny veil"...