We have been on quite a journey during Lent. We have put ourselves in the stories of Holy Week for some time now because they are important to our faith journey and our identity as followers of Jesus. Tonight, the characters we have experienced in each of the stories will step into our picture. We will hear from them again, but this time they come to us knowing “the rest of the story.” Holy Week is a time to mourn the continued suffering in the world. But we do so knowing the surprising twist of the story of Jesus. We are Easter people as we live in the post-resurrection era that reminds us that suffering and death is overcome when we follow Jesus’ command to be the agents of change in a world that so desperately needs a word of resurrection hope.