Good Friday - I went to the afternoon service at Fulbourn United Reformed Church which followed the Iona Community's Wild Goose's Stations of the Cross as in Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill. It was a quiet, reflective service, a helpful moment on a Good Friday afternoon. A number of things struck me, but the words that particularly jumped out related to the eleventh station which remembers Jesus being nailed to the Cross.
The Bible reading was a couple of verses from Luke 23, the second of which was verse 49 - Some women, his friends from Galilee, looked on at a distance. The idea of 'a distance' was picked up in the brief reflective comment. When do we just look on from a distance - and when do we get engaged with things?