In this episode, we discuss four of the many readings for Easter Sunday (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2,14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12.
We join the women at the tomb as they cycle through grief, perplexity, and terror before they remember Jesus' words and so find hope and eagerness to share the good news. We marvel at Paul's theological teaching on what resurrection means to those "in Christ." We worship with the Psalmist that "on this day the Lord has acted" and consider the many layered approaches to biblical interpretation. We hear anew Peter's sermon and the birthright of the church: people who encounter the risen Jesus and then are commissioned to tell others about Him.
-The ACNA 2019 BCP lections for the various Easter services (scroll down to the "Sunday, Holy Day & Commemoration Lectionary" and look for Easter Sunday in the table therein).
-Hallelujah! The Lord is Risen!
-Correction: It is not CS Lewis who says that all sad things will come untrue but JRR Tolkien through his characters:
“‘Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What's happened to the world?’
‘A great Shadow has departed,’ said Gandalf, and then he laughed and the sound was like music, or like water in a parched land; and as he listened the thought came to Sam that he had not heard laughter, the pure sound of merriment, for days upon days without count.” - from The Return of the King
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Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.