Maundy Thursday

All shall be well and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well – Julian of Norwich

We began our Lenten Meditations with these words of comfort. Over 2000 years ago, the disciples could have used these words of comfort, but I doubt if words alone could have brought them comfort. Despite Jesus warning them that the events were and had to happen and that ” all shall be well,” words even coming from Jesus were not enough.

For all of us there will be times when our world will seem to be crashing down. Words of comfort ring hollow. It is at those times we must point our toes and feet in the direction that will always bring us comfort. We point them to the cross. We point them to the symbol of unconditional love.

Maundy Thursday brings lots of questions. Suzy asks what would have happened if Pontius Pilate had a backbone, or more likely he had listened to his wife? Any single event slightly altered could have altered the result, or was there a back-up plan? We have no answers.

If people who walked and talked with Jesus had doubts, it is not surprising we at times of crisis also have doubts. That is why for the last forty days we have practiced those tools of prayer and meditation. You are now skilled in using these tools to forge your life going forward.

God will be with us every step of the way, and “all shall be well.” That is the promise of Easter.


Thank you all for being with us for this Lenten Season. I suspect if the six year old philosophers have a message for us all, you will receive an e-mail or visit For entertainment I recommend See you next year. Webb

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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