Happy Easter! The Lord is Risen, Alleluia! I hope you were able to participate in the Triduum services last weekend. The one’s I was able to attend or participate in were beautiful. No wonder there is such joy in the liturgy. Like Christ, because of His resurrection, we are now also free from the tyranny of death. In His rising from the dead for us, He has atoned for the sin of Adam and Eve and has raised us up with Him. No more are we held as hostages, slaves to the grave; now we too will share in the promise of life everlasting. For those of us who have been working at becoming the intentional disciples, is a season of joy and hope.
For Karen and I, this time is also tied to time with family. As usual, we had visitors from out of state and a big family meal. These gatherings are important in our family as it is the time that Fritz and Freya get to bond with their cousins from Indiana. Interestingly, there was less candy and more camaraderie. Now don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of the sweet things to go around, but it was more important to nurture the connections in the children and adults. Besides, there’s no sugar withdrawal the next day. When you focus on the people and not the delicious black jellybeans that Karen gets for me! (Oops, that’s probably more information than you wanted.)
Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked so hard on transforming the church from the quiet and muted tones of Lent into the joyously happy season of Easter. Without your many hands, good hearts and generous gifts, the season would not reflect the utter power of the happiness that is showered upon us through Our Savior’s death and resurrection. God Bless You.
Happy Easter (I love to say that)
Peace and Blessings,