The metaphorical spinal cord of Christianity is the paschal mystery, which is celebrated and memorialized beginning sundown on Holy Thursday and ends sundown on Easter Sunday. These three days are the holiest of the Christian calendar. Why? Because it invites Christians to universally reflect on parts of our lives that need letting go of. This year’s Holy Week almost forces us to viscerally live the paschal mystery. I find myself frustrated, challenged, and crushed each day of this crisis. Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection invite us to live this mystery by being the grain of wheat - to die to selfishness, egoism, and unhealthy attachment so that community, generosity, and love are greater than pain or loss. All of us, no matter of religious or spiritual identity, are experiencing some type of loss and pain during this corona crisis. We, like the grain of wheat, must “die” in order to receive new life! No wonder the Easter season is 50 days and Lent only 40 - we are an Easter people and we look forward to newness of life.