Here’s the best part about Easter: it goes by so fast, you have to purposefully celebrate it year-round. I write this on Tuesday afternoon, a packed Tuesday following a packed Monday, to be followed by a super-packed Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a busy and reflective Friday, a thoughtful Saturday, and a full and marvelous Sunday. Holy Week is a marvelous build up to Easter, and Easter just flies by.
Of course, every Sunday is a miniature Easter. We are people not of a dead savior, but of a Risen one. What we do and how we are and who we love and when we act are all responses to this idea that nothing—not even death, especially not death—will separate us from the reconciling, uniting, transformative love of God in Jesus Christ. (If I may borrow from and paraphrase the apostle Paul.)
So I certainly look forward to seeing you on Sunday. We’ll be putting out every chair we can find, so that we can seat the families, friends and community who come on this High Holy Day. Speaking of which—Easter is a fantastic time to invite folks to church. They won’t be the lone visitor (not that we have that problem), nor “stick out,” but they can be engaged in the community, see how fabulous we all are, consider this community, and of course, encounter God’s Divine Spirit moving in this place. If you need invitation cards, you could pick some up Wednesday at the last Jesus Practicum, or Thursday before or after Maundy Thursday service.
See how I did that?
Let’s together celebrate the Resurrection this Sunday with a loud and mighty Hall**ujah! We’ll say the full word, and some others, at 11:00 a.m. I look forward to seeing you and everyone else on Sunday.