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Known in the breaking of the bread

Children sow the sidewalk
with painted rocks wearing
hearts and flowers, as though
faith could irrigate the earth with hope.

I sow my windowsill with birdseed,
a bag to feed a multitude,
though few take up the offer;
the chickadee and the sparrow,
confident of their Creator’s eye,
bolder than most stop by.

Sometimes I imagine that
instead of rolling the stone away
he turned it into bread for the birds
to swarm and peck and carry it
crumb by crumb to feed their young,
open-mouthed and shrill,
laughing at the devil.

The Revd Rosalind C Hughes […]

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Forced into a Pagan Easter

What if we could all do this on Easter Day?  What if we could all place a daffodil on the grass, lots of them, six feet apart? What if, on the grass of the the parks of our little village, we could spread daffodils marking six-foot-squares? And what if, in the parks by our seas, we could all gather on Easter Day in a Creed-free Zone?  Silently? Socially-distanced but together. Do I mean to annoy liturgists?  No.  It’s just a side-benefit.

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Presiding Bishop’s Easter Message

The truth is the message of Jesus was unsettling to the world then as it is unsettling to the world now. And yet that very message is the only source of hope in life for the way of the cross,

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Jesus on Easter: socialist, communist, or libertarian?

James Crossley, a professor of Bible, Society and Politics, analyzes the story of Easter across the political spectrum, using Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’ and political movements of the last half-century in Great Britain to interpret the story of Easter in the passion gospel.

Crossley explores Thatcherism and how her vision of Jesus was a response to the cultural shifts reflected in the ‘Life of Brian’. From the essay:

On the one hand, we have Thatcher who, from the 1970s onwards, was explicitly […]

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