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389 If all of nature proclaims the Resurrection shouldn't we?

Day 389 Friday April 9th 2021

If all of nature proclaims the Resurrection

shouldn't we?

For this Sunday's Emmaus Celebration about Resurrection

Mark 16, 1-11 The Resurrection

After the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint the body of Jesus. Very early on Sunday morning, at sunrise, they went to the tomb. On the way they said to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” (It was a very large stone.) Then they looked up and saw that the stone had already been rolled back. So they entered the tomb, where they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe—and they were alarmed.

“Don't be alarmed,” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is not here—he has been raised! Look, here is the place where he was placed. Now go and give this message to his disciples, including Peter:

‘He is going to Galilee ahead of you; there you will see him, just as he told you.’

So they went out and ran from the tomb, distressed and terrified. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

On Sunday we celebrate the Resurrection and our need to move fearlessly in the world. Portland is still in spring after a very tough, snow filled winter. Nature proclaims that warmer, more hopeful days are ahead - full resurrection mode. The tulips and cherry trees bloom prolifically. Everything is alive and fragrant with life. Let the Spring inspire us on our walk to Emmaus.


Spring is like a perhaps hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand

(which comes carefully

out of Nowhere)arranging

a window,into which people look(while

people stare

arranging and changing placing

carefully there a strange

thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps

Hand in a window

(carefully to

and fro moving New and

Old things,while

people stare carefully

moving a perhaps

fraction of flower here placing

an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

E. E. Cummings - 1894-1962


Willie Nelson - First Rose of Spring

Van Morrison Into The Mystic

Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow

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