April 4, 2020

Still Christ

April 4, 2020

Christ is the Greek word for Messiah, the Anointed One who has the power to save us. In this litany we will find a Lenten image of Christ and then remind ourselves even that “less than” experience of Christ is still enough. The following Litany is inspired by the words of Caryll Houselander.  

A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but Jesus was asleep. (Matthew 8:24)

A sleeping Christ is still Christ!

In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. (Mark 1:35-36) 

A missing Christ is still Christ!

The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands. (Luke 9:44)

A betrayed Christ is still Christ!

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe. They kept coming up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and striking him on the face. (John 19:1-3)

A beaten Christ is still Christ!

Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last. (Matthew 27:50)

A dying Christ is still Christ!

Then they took the body of Jesus down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a rock-hewn tomb.  (Luke 23:53)

A Christ in the tomb is still Christ!


God, you are my creator, redeemer, and sustainer.  May I remind myself that you are present even when it doesn’t appear so.


Set aside the time now, to partake in the home-based Station of the Cross coming next week.