I can’t recall a weekend in recent memory when I have shed more tears or felt more overwhelmed. This Easter weekend I have watched parking lots fill with people who can’t afford to feed their families. I have watched western nations burying bodies in mass graves. In these times of sadness, and untold sorrows, I feel keenly how much miss my church…my church family.
Perhaps your heart, like mine so desperately needs the joy this Easter morning brings with it, the celebration of our risen Lord, the celebration of his victory over death, at a time when it feels as if we are surrounded by it.
To steal a phrase from our beloved Archdeacon Matthewman at Church of the Ascension, “the shadow of Christ is over all of us today, even those who don’t know it yet”. I pray that, much like his disciples did that Easter Sunday morning 2,000 years ago, we are all able to fully experience the wonder, and the joy and the miracle of His resurrection. Christ is risen, Alleluia!!