He is Risen! (He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!)
THAT is our proclamation this morning, but it is also our proclamation every Sunday when we gather. It is our constant reminder that Christ has been raised victoriously.
This Holy Week begun with the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in France and a picture of destruction laying before the altar and the golden cross behind it has been featured on news and social media.
This imagine has been shared as a ‘miracle’ and the question ‘how can one not believe in God after seeing this picture’. I have a friend raised in a Jewish family, but identifies as atheist shared a version of the post that noted it was a wood fire that would not have burned hot enough to melt the gold.
Thus, there is a scientific and natural explanation, but I think that God most often works within natural law and order for God’s purposes.
I commented on her post: “True, but it is an amazing image especially for Holy Week”.
She simply replied “agreed”.
It is a powerful image for this week. Read the rest of this entry »