We heard a homily yesterday that reminded us that this should be a week set a part for all Christians. We have one last push of Lent, a little more time to carefully offer our sacrifices with love, to make some extra time for prayer and to contemplate the Passion. It is particularly special this year as it overlaps with Orthodox holy week and also with Passover, so around the world people are praying this week.
Danielle Bean linked to this video, Come to Jesus, which is putting me in a contemplative mood this morning.
The world around us will not stop, but it did not stop 2000 years ago in Jerusalem, either, so we have to make the time.