Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

Early in the day, beauty shines.

Sometimes we sleep right through it. Other times we are awake with restlessness, or guilt, or worry. Funny how it’s the tough times that keep us awake – and then there it is: beauty.

Sometimes others see the beauty and tell us about it. Diana Bacon took the glorious photograph on the bulletin cover, right here in Belgravia. Right here in our own place. Right here in our own lives.

Christ’s resurrection was like that. Some slept through the early morning and missed it. Others watched through the night only to hear from others what had happened. The rest of us, this late in time, rely on the accounts from long-since vanished ancestors in faith.

Yet right here in our own place, right here in our own lives, astonishing things happen. We wake up. Love is offered. People forgive us. We find a new way to come at an old problem. Someone prays for us. Death stops being scary and starts to look like another adventure.

Christ is Risen. Early in the day, beauty shines. I’m going looking for it. Join me?


The Rev. Dr. Catherine Faith MacLean