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The Christian church has many symbols for Resurrection—lilies, eggs, butterflies. I'd like to add some more—a sock, plastic tubing, and duct tape.
Quinn G. Caldwell
Stories, especially the important ones, have a way of picking up embellishments and details over time.
Richard L. Floyd
After I retired from active pastoral ministry my wife and I were ecclesiastically homeless for a few years. We went to church, but we couldn't commit to one.
Kenneth L. Samuel
Life is more than the accumulation of the good and bad moments we experience. Life is also the hope that defies current desperation.
At my kids' school a police officer addressed the question of what to do when home alone. "Whatever else happens, don't answer the door."
Imagine how restored our salvation would be if we were less focused on ourselves, more intimate with God, and more fully human.
I pondered this odd experience of finding what was lost. There was no finding it when I was all agitation, looking anxiously, frantically.
“I still have a dream . . .”
According to John, it was fear "of the Jews" that made the disciples huddle behind locked doors. Not only have such statements spawned Christian anti-Semitism for centuries, but I think John got it wrong as to the root cause of their fear.
Bryn Smallwood Garcia
During Lent, I did not do any fasting, but I did try to eat more slowly, peacefully, mindfully.