Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tomb Time

As Christians, we can't get too far away from the tomb. Jesus was crucified, died and was buried. The third day he rose from the dead. Those three days were days of conflicting emotions, anxiety and a general feeling that everything had fallen apart.

Yesterday the consultant at our District Clergy meeting spoke about this 'Tomb Time." Too often we like to avoid pain at all costs. We ignore it, try to gloss over it, and pretend it is not happening. I recently read about a group of nuns who decided to sing Easter songs on Good Friday because Good Friday was too depressing.

Yet this tomb time is necessary because it has the possibility of bringing about resurrection. It is not comfortable. It is downright painful. Yet if we avoid it the fruits of resurrection may never come to life.

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