3/27/16

Pause for Prayer: EASTER SUNDAY



Nothing on my own calendar of calamities
can overpower the approach, the arrival, the afterglow of Easter… 

Nothing in my life can diminish the light of the Risen Christ.

And yet I might find myself lost in the deep folds of a forest
where the light of Easter seems distant:
out there, over there, up there, shining on others
but not on me...

There can be times when seeing the light in the distance
might be more painful than seeing no light at all:
why is it shining there, on others
- but not here, on me?

The image above might be helpful
for those who find themselves in the shadows,
in the light of these Paschal days...

The light is shining over and through these woods
even where the long shadows leave dark traces on the ground…

See how the light moves and plays in and among the shadows...

See how the beams of light stretch forth
from source and power unseen,
searching out those lost in the dark...

See how the light has greened the forest's carpet
even in the dark places...

See how the trees block the light
and at the same time shield
from what might be too bright for a first glance...

See how even branches blocking the light
still show the path the light spills before us:
a path that leads from the darkness behind
to the light that goes ahead of us,
through shadowed fears... 

And see how, within arm's reach,
dawn's light pierces through leaves
with a warmth to take away the chill of night...

No, nothing on my own calendar of calamities
can overpower the approach, the arrival, the afterglow of Easter...

Nothing in my life can diminish the light of the Risen Christ...

For Christ is the Light no darkness can extinguish...

Amen.

 

     
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