In the past I have come up with the image of Jesus’ resurrection, his Ascension, and the occasion of Pentecost to be the Christian equivalent of racing’s Triple Crown. In thoroughbred racing, the ultimate experience comes in three races: the Kentucky Derby (which was yesterday); the Preakness; and the Belmont Stakes… Continue reading “The Triple Crown | Easter.2: Ascension”
With frost on the morning ground and reports of snow in northern New England, it is hard to realize that today is the first day of May! It’s “tricky,” as my granddaughter, Una, would say.
It’s tricky, too, for folks like us who strive to be faithful, keeping Easter in mind as we read the news or go about our work or just putting one foot in front of the other. It’s tricky to keep Easter’s reality in mind, when so much of the world’s life ignores resurrection. It’s kind of like these sunny mornings, with warm sun and green grass and blooming trees that also contains the reality of frost and in some cases the threat of snow. It’s tricky. It’s tricky to live in this in-between time… Continue reading “Three Easter Promises”