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By Rev. Carrie Benton
Pastor, Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church 

Little deaths: A Holy Week contemplation



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Rev. Carrie A. H. Benton Pastor, Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church

This is Holy Week for Christ-followers. The time when we intentionally contemplate the events and attitudes which lead up to the crucifixion. It is a challenging week, focusing on all the moments where Jesus offers life and freedom, and those in power--the political and religious elite--try to find ways to silence him, kill him.

At first glance, the crucifixion seems to show how those in power always win--they seemingly succeed in silencing the voices longing for healing, for wholeness, for restoration--new life. Yet the crucifixion also puts this naïve assumption of the powerful on ful...

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