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On Easter Sunday, I quoted Gerard Manley Hopkins in my benediction, praying that God would “Easter in us.”  And Rosa has made an entire post out of that line of poetry, looking to the past, the present, and the future, now in joyous Easter mode.

For our Festival, let’s step back a bit and then move forward . . .

Jeff had a particularly satisfying Holy Week from a personal perspective, as his book on Ignatian spiritual direction, Coffeehouse Contemplative: Spirituality for the Everyday appeared on Amazon.  Congratulations, Jeff!

As the week got underway, Deb wrote a post-Maundy Thursday service post about enough-ness ~ ours, and that which Jesus gives.  A good message for us all to hear as things slow down and we begin to gather all the loose threads which unraveled during the business of the days just past.

For those who live Holy Saturday lives more of the time than not, Rachel’s poem on silence in the face of the brokenness of God from God is a powerful witness to that reality.

Still feeling deflated, and not enough at all?  Kristin reviews the services of Holy Week with a series of questions in mind, questions designed to help us with practices of renewal.

And Diane found bluebonnets!  Whatever your own version of resurrection in this first week of Easter, I hope that it surprises you with its astonishing and colorful appearance!

Finally, I would love to post the link to the interview Rosa references, in which Michelle talks about Lent-to-Easter, but I have not been able to figure out how it works.  Perhaps someone else will be able to add it to the comments.

He is risen!  Alleluia!  Happy Easter!

 

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