Today is Holy Saturday in the Eastern and Western churches
a day of silence
and of selfless service
therefore, a day for women
who do, so it seems, a lot of the above.
The sacred time between the crucifixion and the resurrection
when all paradoxes are at their peak
all contradictions brought into the open
the God of Life participating in Death
Holiness punished for sin
The eternal Word, silent
but on Sunday morning, not with fanfare and blazing glory
but in the silence of an empty tomb
a witness to a life unstoppable is born.