Depending on your age, background, location, or a dozen other variables you may know the Second Sunday of Easter as Low Sunday or Holy Humor Sunday. For those of us who have regularly served as supply preachers, this is a day you can always count on for getting a gig. Whatever your story may be, you are here for some conversation and perhaps consolation, as you engage the texts for April 11th.
For those following the Revised Common Lectionary, Thomas is ready and waiting! The painting by Zoltán Joó is a wonderful depiction of a Doubting Thomas who finally had the opportunity to see the risen Jesus for himself. Thomas has become one of my favorite disciples over the years. I love that after all that fuss, he never actually touches Jesus. Plus he makes a great confession of Jesus as Lord and God. There is also a rich tradition of story related to Thomas’ missionary work to the people of South India.
If you’re into the Narrative Lectionary then it’s Cleopas and his plus one, meeting the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus. (Is it his son or wife or friend?) And if you’re into holy humor, you may have chosen something completely different! As for me, I’m one of those preachers who is off this week, so I’ll be eager to hear what you have to say. So please add your comments, your questions, your ideas and sermon links (when available) in the comments below.
RevHRod also known as Heidi Rodrick-Schnaath is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America living in the Philadelphia metro area. She just completed a call and is getting ready to spend the summer finishing work on her DMin and training to begin interim ministry in the fall.
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