Mark’s Gospel tracks the events of this week on a day-by-day basis. It is my suggestion that we dedicate some time during each day of this week to read and reflect on Mark’s account of them. Place yourself among the disciples and experience the events of Jesus’ last week among us.
Sunday: “ When they were approaching Jerusalem” (Mark 11:1-11)
Monday: “On the following day” (Mark 11:12-19)
Tuesday: “In the morning” (Mark 11:20-13:37)
Wednesday: “ It was two days before the Passover” (Mark 14:1-11)
Thursday: “ On the first day of Unleavened Bread” (Mark 14:12-72)
Friday: “ As soon as it was morning” (Mark 15:1-41)
Saturday: “the Sabbath” (Mark 15:42 & 16:1)
Sunday: “Very early on the first day of the week” (Mark 16:2-8)
I highly recommend a book by Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan entitled “The Last Week”. The book offers an historical interpretation of the text that paints the images of Holy Week with striking detail. I am confident that as you spend time with these stories, they will shape your faith and nurture your spirit.