Threatened With Resurrection

Crashing sorrow, unimaginable pain, incredulous disbelief, unbelievable joy. That is what I imagine Mary is feeling that first Easter morning. In all four Gospels, it is the women who stay at the cross and come to the tomb. Mary Magdalene gets special mention: she had stood, faithfully, lovingly and agonizingly, at the crucifixion. After the…

No, It Is NOT Finished!

John 18: 1-19:42 April 3, 2015 Ecumenical Good Friday Service This was a bit of an interactive dialogue. When I said the words, “It can’t be finished, oh my God, how can it be finished?” The congregation responded with “No, it is NOT finished!” Those words were what went through my head as I remember that day……