Christ “easters” in Us

Easter chick

Easter chick

Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia! Shout, “Alleluia!”

It is spring—the season of new life. I went to Gatorland in Orlando last Thursday and new life abounded as mother birds sat on the nests and as they fed those already born. Baby egrets with their spiked hairdos reaching for food. Easter is about new life in Christ.

In the “Wreck of the Deutschland,” Gerard Manley Hopkins, wrote about the Risen Christ:

Let him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us . . . Continue reading

Easter Hope

OLL St. 1-1-1On Good Friday, thunder showers and the threat of more thunder showers forced the Good Friday Ecumenical Walk indoors. The organizers were prepared for this contingency. We gathered in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Melbourne and did a virtual walk with digital images of the “stations.”

The Walk took on a whole new dimension for me. Usually, sometime into the walk the muscles start to garner more of my attention. On the actual walk, it is sometimes difficult to hear all the prayers and songs. Continue reading