Holy Week, the week of Christ’s suffering and death, has a special name this year — Ukraine. Let Caryll Houselander explain why that’s so:
“For us, this war is the passion of Christ. There is no need now to dwell on its cruelty. …
“To the natural eye, it seems that out of this war nothing could possibly result but bitterness, hatred and ruin; and indeed, nothing else could result from it were it not for one person — Jesus Christ, our Lord.”
These are the opening words of Houselander’s remarkable book “This War Is the Passion” (Green Press, $11.95).