Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016
St Stephen Lutheran Church
The Rev. Maurice C. Frontz III, STS
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
The women go to the tomb
to remember and bury the past
and mourn the present,
but when they get there,
they are told that there is a future.
Easter is a day about the future.
We get here and make a big hub-bub
and see our old friends
and revel in the beauty of nature
and then we go back to our lives
full of whatever joys and sorrows,
trials and struggles,
that were there before.
But hopefully, our perspective will have changed on them,
or our attitudes toward them will be re-adjusted,
perhaps gently, perhaps violently.