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.
“It is important to emphasize that suspension of in-person gatherings is not a suspension of worship. I very much encourage and support online worship.”
He is risen, the focus message of Easter and all the little Easters that come after it. We celebrate it all year, so why not use the phrase at least during the official liturgical season?
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’
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