I appreciate the challenge of holidays like Easter that are emotionally and spiritually charged. These are the moments when we have to face our own internal struggles: Which words of the hymn do we choose to sing? “Lo, the earth awakes again” or “Jesus Christ has risen today”? At least the “hallelujahs” stay the same.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Easter if I didn’t begin with the tradition of telling this classic story:
A visitor drives into town on Easter morning. The first church he passes has a sign in front that says "Christ is Victorious over Death: He is Risen!" Then he passes the Unitarian Church with its own sign announcing the theme of the day: “Upsy-Daisy!”
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