The day after Easter: Fear and Joy

According to Matthew’s gospel, on the morning that Jesus rose from the dead, several women were commissioned to tell the disciples all that had taken place. It says that they left the tomb “with fear and great joy” (28:8). Fear and joy is not a likely pair.  Usually, we experience one or the other.  We fearContinue reading “The day after Easter: Fear and Joy”

Easter Christ-Clothes include compassion and forgiveness

Like most ministers, I look forward to Easter every year at church.  We have special services, breakfast, and see families who are visiting from out of town. Everyone wears their best Easter clothes, and I wear my Easter bow tie.  This will be about the eighth Easter in a row that I’ve worn one. Easter isContinue reading “Easter Christ-Clothes include compassion and forgiveness”