Soldiers home from the front are stuck in Holy Saturdays, says Shelly Rambo (yes, interesting name for this topic), assistant professor of theology at United Methodist-related Boston University School of Theology.
United Methodist Reporter has the story: Rambo explained that Holy Saturday is the day after the crucifixion and the day before resurrection. Someone living in that day is stuck between dealing with trauma and getting on with life.
“War changes people and not for the good,” Rambo said. “There is no going back to who they were before war, and yet when they return home they are expected to be the same.”
The world wants to offer them “beer and turkey dinners” and tell them to get over it, Rambo said. “Christian communities must engage in the moral complexities of war.”