Monthly Archives: April 2012

4th Sunday of Easter: Who are you, Jesus? Sheep, shepherd, and the lamb

Jesus has just finished a discourse that tells us about the relationship between Jesus and his followers.  These “I am” statements are key metaphors in the gospel of John.  Jesus declares “I am the door of the sheep [John 10.7],” … Continue reading

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Psalm 23, Rabbi Kushner, and sunlight

Read Psalm 23 in the King James Version What beautiful words.  We hear them most often at funerals, and then once every three years in our lectionary readings.  Perhaps we associate this psalm with death, since death is the context … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter: Broiled Fish

The apostles and their companions are gathered together, talking about some of them having just seen the resurrected Christ.  Can you imagine their astonishment?  “We have just seen Jesus!”  And during this conversation Jesus appears in the midst of them.  … Continue reading

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Patio Garden 2012

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2 Sunday of Easter: Burying Jesus

Jesus is still risen, and for that we say “alleluia.”  Some doubt, disbelief, may be seeping into our minds about the glorious nature of our risen Lord.  The sun is shining, spring continues to burst forth with beautiful flowers, an … Continue reading

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Easter!

Lucky loves Easter!

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Easter 2012: The tomb is not quite empty

In physical darkness Mary Magdalene arrives at Jesus’ tomb.  The tomb is open!  The stone has been rolled away.  “They have taken our Lord!” she says.  Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loved run to see. The tomb is not … Continue reading

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