April 3, 2021

Marilyn McEntyre, Christian Century (March 24, 2021 issue)

Holy Saturday brings the harrowing of hell into our present time.
That strange, haunting day after the crucifixion and before the
resurrection focuses not only on the empty altar and the appalling
fact of what happened when humankind rejected love but also
on the depth and breadth of that love. Christ stretched out his arms
on the cross in an embrace that encircled the world; he also
descended to hell itself to lift all humankind into that now.