"You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” Jesus in John 12:8
For all this verse tells us about the poor we can miss the main point Jesus wishes his disciples to catch in the context: it is not inappropriate to set aside sacred time to reflect on Jesus' suffering and death.
Life goes on. And the activity of the church, which includes caring for the poor, goes on. But the cosmic importance of Jesus' death in atonement for the sins of humanity deserves careful thought from time to time. Hence, please find some "sacred time" in preparation for the Good Friday and Easter weekend. Read the pasison narratives from the gospels, gather some family or friends to pray, commemorate Jesus' work with your family around the dinner table. Take a break from the everyday and do something special for the Lord in worship.
I invite you to celebrate Good Friday with us together with our friends from The Creek Community Church. I hope you'll be able to join us.