Can I make something clear?
I wasn’t there when they crucified my Lord.
Every year the song asks the question, and every year I think to myself:
Nope. Wasn’t there.
Wasn’t there when they nailed him to the tree.
Wasn’t there when they laid him in the tomb.
Wasn’t there when the sun refused to shine.
I wasn’t there. Wasn’t born.
Hadn’t a clue.
I’m very sorry that it happened. I wish those people hadn’t crucified Jesus.
But I wasn’t there!
Last supper? Not there.
In the garden? Not there.
DO YOU HEAR ME, WORLD? I WAS NOT PRESENT FOR ANY OF THESE EVENTS!
IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT I MAKE THIS CLEAR, BECAUSE…
Because I want to put as much space as possible between that Holy Week and this one.
I wasn’t there.
End of discussion.
(But why am I trembling?)
Have a HOLY week,