"Let us enter these days as if it were the first time of having our foot washed, with all its tender and awkward associations. Or keeping night vigil, or hearing the Passion narrative sung, or seeing the Easter fire or hearing the Exsultet. Let it be as if we had no idea what to expect next, yet being fully present with eyes and ears and hearts wide open. Let the sharing in the Body and Blood of Christ this night be as though it were the very first time that you and I were tasting the food of Paradise. Let it be as if we are seeing our old friend, Jesus, for the first time, maybe not just after thirty days but after thirty years. Let it be as if you were entering your new home, as you once did through the waters of baptism, and finding there a place where you could be fully safe and fully yourself, at home within your own skin. Let it be as if you were a Jew visiting Israel for the first time and knowing deep down that in some sense have come home to your true native land.". . .