Sunday, April 04, 2010
Easter has so many images, like fancy hats, rabbits and chicks and chocolate bunnies and peeps and colored eggs and lillies. And, springtime images with budding trees and returning birds are all Easter images too. All bright and colorful signs of renewal and HOPE.
I like the Easter message of renewal of nature and of the spirit. So, I don't like to think of Easter images being in competition with each other although it's hard when Easter baskets are loaded with GI Joes and soccer balls to remember the real reason for the season.
The greatest image of darkness to light, despair to hope comes from the most gruesome death to the most brilliant resurrection. No competition.
He is not here; He has risen, just as he said.