Holy Week is the time of the most solemn days of the church year. It leads us directly to the joys of Your resurrection and our salvation. In terms of sheer import and magnitude Holy Week should be a time of obligatory participation for all Christians - even more so than some of the Holy Days we now observe. All that gives us the name Christian is contained in the events of Palm Sunday through Easter. It is the definitive pageant of what it means to be Christian as focused in You. No greater love exists that this: that a man lay down his life for others. This was Your example. This is what being a Christian is all about - laying down your life. Giving it up for others. Giving up whatever stands in the way of making a servant, a slave, out of the master. If Holy Week has one message it is this: that bit-by-bit, as the years go by, we see more clearly our servant-role and lay down our lives.