Christ is Risen! Resurrection is possible!
Yet how strange to “celebrate” Easter far from our faith communities.
How sad to worship alone
Gratefully, we carry within us the memories of past Easters when we sang of Christ’s resurrection together.
Thankfully, Christ’s rising reminds us of the hope we hold in our hearts.
As Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Mark 16:5-6 NRSV
God, it is snowing outside my window! My heart is weary from Sheltering in Place and this month of confinement. I fear for the future of all the vulnerable on our planet.
Yet my mind repeats the familiar words, Christ is Risen! Christ is risen indeed.” That is the only prayer I can muster this morning. Please accept my poor praise as an offering of faith.
Invitation to prayer
How is your heart this Easter morning? Please share it freely with the wounded and Risen Christ.
All photographs are from past Easter Vigils the Chartres Cathedral in France. More images of Easter in Chartres Cathedral can be found here.
Books by Jill that Relate to the Chartres Cathedral