Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Easter Thoughts

A body missing is one thing; a living Presence, beguiling our spirit, is another. Had the body of Jesus been missing, and nothing more, that fact could not have been sufficient to convict the heart and command a life. Folks would have wondered what happened, and then, in time, as happens in the passing of days, forgotten all about it. But more than a missing body, it was a living Presence that startled Mary in the garden, invited Thomas to touch the wound, ate fish on the beach with the disciples and gave Peter another chance. That’s why we say, “He is risen, indeed!