Drama on the Sidelines
In our current state of pandemic-induced self-quarantine, we are watching a lot of TV, streaming a lot of video, and reading a lot of books. And the more complex and convoluted the story, the more entertained we are. But the primary story which we are actually living is not often as exciting. So we would much rather enjoy the goings-on in Wynnewood OK (Tiger King) and Atlanta GA (Haunting of Hill House) and Kingston Penitentiary (Ontario Canada) and Liverpool, Leeds, or Yorkshire (Peaky Blinders) and Middle Earth (Lord of the Rings) and Westeros (Game of Thrones). Don’t worry. I did a Google search. I’m not watching any of that right now. It is Holy Week after all. But in the unfolding story of human salvation, Jesus is unwavering and focused. “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” Peripheral drama (Judas and Simon Peter) can be captivating and gut-wrenching, and yes, secondary characters and subplots do contribute to the overall outcome. But we should really focus on the main plot line. The rest is just entertainment.
Today’s mass was offered for the repose of +Chris Baruffi.
Rolo B Castillo © 2020