Lent and Easter

Lent and Easter

What does Lent lead to?  Easter!  What is Easter really all about?  Jesus' triumph over our sins and the deaths our sins foreshadow.  What does Easter lead to?  Resurrection!  Life!  Reunion!

The following poem is a tender vision of what Easter accomplishes for us and our loved ones.  How pleased I am to share this vision of heavenly life with you.

by, Vladimir Holan
(Translated by George Theiner)

Is it true that after this life of ours
we shall one day be awakened by a
terrifying clamor of trumpets?

Forgive me, God,
but I console myself that the beginning
and resurrection of all of us dead
will simply be announced
by the crowing of a cock

After that we will remain
lying down a while
The first to get up
will be mother
We'll hear her, quietly
laying the fire, quietly putting
the kettle on the stove and
cozily taking the teapot out of the cupboard.

We'll be home once more.

We make our way through Lent, toward Easter, seeking, searching for resurrection.  Can you think of anything more heavenly than being reunited with loved ones, never having to fret over being parted from them?  Me either.

Lenten Blessings,
Pastor Jerry

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