Mark Harris shares his sermon from the Easter Vigil. How would you answer Lily's question?
I am writing to you using your full adult name because at almost seven you have asked a very adult question. You dad wrote that you are confused about why Jesus had to die. “Why did Jesus have to die? “ A great question! A great question is like a flower in spring just opening up, the more we look at it the more there is to see. I hope you will ask questions all your life.
Why did Jesus have to die?
You asked that on Good Friday, when we are all thinking about Jesus and his death, but the answer has to do also with Easter, which we celebrate tonight and tomorrow. Well, here some of my thoughts about that question. But they are just thoughts – you will have to keep asking and thinking about Jesus yourself.