The Second Lesson last night
The Second Lesson reading last night at Evening Prayer as Lector was a powerful experience. The scripture was Mark 15:1-15 – Pilate and the mob turn Jesus over to be crucified.
Reading such a scripture aloud to a service adds power to it somehow. And it’s sad beyond words to recite, “Crucify Him!” It’s as if we were among that mob shouting for His death.
I felt a profound gravity and sadness as I read and immediately afterwards.
I think the Holy Spirit got ahold of me, too. It was the best reading I’ve done so far.