The dissonance for me comes in the Gospel text for the day and in the texts for the next several Sundays of Easter. The texts are equally adamant in declaring the first witnesses to Jesus’ life are anything but triumphant neither three days after his crucifixion nor weeks after his crucifixion. They are in fear Easter morning and will remain in fear for weeks to come. They are hiding.
Day: April 2, 2017
My suspicion is that, all too often, we focus on large social issues when we think about following the risen Christ, while ignoring the consequences of our small actions.
by Jennifer Ochstein When people ask about my conversion testimony, I cringe. My motivations for becoming a Christian were suspect. I wasn’t filled with joy at the moment of decision. I was rancorous. I think of it more as the incident rather than a conversion. The actual conversion has taken years. The […]
There have been some things which didn’t kill me, and also didn’t make me stronger. I wish people would stop saying stuff like that. Let’s face it, life can leave you weak and half-dead, trapped in death clothes that won’t come undone.