Day: April 2, 2017

The Sacred Dissonance of Easter and Its Gift

The Sacred Dissonance of Easter and Its Gift

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.