Nolan Ross: “Well, last year was fraught with unforeseeable obstacles, but I am ready to chart a new course.”
Patent Department Lawyer: “In that case, we may be interested in your comeback.”
Nolan Ross: “Don’t call it a comeback. I’ve been here for years.”
In the Christian timetable, Holy Week is one of the most significant times of the liturgical calendar. It is the time of immense losses and suffering, making amends, redemption, and, ultimately, triumph over massive obstacles. While the stories of resplendent resurrection emphasize the triumph of faith and the fulfillment of old promises, our earthly existence teaches us that resilience in the face of overwhelming hardships is a precarious undertaking that tests our best intentions of steadfastness and constancy. Sometimes such faithfulness requires from us engagement of the not-so-peaceful sort. Sometimes standing in solidarity with those who need or want redemption the most means spoiling for a fight.