|Fri, Apr 28th, 2017, 6:00pm|
Sacred Conversation "We the People" movie
Christ is risen! (Christ is risen indeed.) Hallelujah!
After 2,000 years when we say “Christ is risen indeed” we may feel one or more of a range of emotions. We may feel joy so profound that it can bring us close to crying. We may have a feeling of absolute certainty that gives us hope and confidence for the present and the future. But some of us might feel uncertainty or even heaviness as we say it. Some of us might even say it with reluctance – while feeling that we shouldn’t feel reluctant. A few of us may even say it with disbelief, mentally rolling our eyes and crossing our fingers. Our range of emotions about the resurrection of Jesus reflects how challenging that resurrection is for us modern, rational, post-Enlightenment, educated folk.
The four gospels are silent about what the disciples did during that Sabbath following Jesus’ crucifixion and then on that Saturday night. We can’t know what they thought about the events of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. I suspect the disciples probably didn’t do much or talk much. The shock had been too great. They were too depressed and ashamed. What had happened had been unimaginable.Read more...
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