March 2016

FROM THE MINISTER'S DESK

Every day is Easter

When Thomas touched the wounds
and set himself free,
it was Easter day.

When Peter's three "yes's" to Jesus
finished his three denials,
it was Easter day.

When Mary ready to embalm the dead
ran in fear from the empty tomb,
it was Easter day.

When the disciples looked from afar
at a breakfast of fish on the beach,
it was Easter day.

When Emmaus became synonymous with welcome
and the breaking of bread with strangers,
it was Easter day.

When Paul was blinded by the light
and recognized the voice niggling in his head,
it was Easter day.

When the hungry are fed at the table,
the same table as the rich,
it is Easter day.

When weapons are beaten to ploughshares
and peace is a word to be shouted,
it is Easter day.

When the stranger is welcomed in community
and the lonely are restored to relationship,
it is Easter day…

Written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws.