Monday, April 2, 2018

and now

Monday in Easter Week

Shout with joy to the Lord, all you lands;
lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.
Psalm 98:5

and now here we are
with Alleluias and hymns of praise
and other signs of joy and celebration

and it doesn’t matter how we come to this day
trembling, fearful, confident, relieved, exuberant
joyful, doubtful, brave, uncertain

the tomb remains empty
empty of hate
empty of contempt
empty of broken hope

Jesus is among the living
Jesus, the bearer of extraordinary love
Jesus is here

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