On the Prospect of Not Celebrating Easter this Year

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On the Prospect of Not Celebrating Easter this Year

Will Christ not rise again

This year

For us?

 

Is he in fact

Still

Dying among us?

In those succumbed

To COVID-19.

 

Or is he

Still

Dead?

Is he in the tomb

With us?

Quarantined from life

Before rising

Infected and decaying

With the virulence

Of toxins?

Of needy-greedy panic

Grabs at shopping shelves?

As panicked voices

Constantly ask questions

What about this?

Or that?

What now?

What now indeed.

 

Will there be no people

As the body of Christ

Holding their candles

Light in the Lord?

Signs that Christ

Has risen

And shines

In us and

Among us?

 

Or are we consigned

To private piety,

In our own place,

So foreign

To genuine faith

That seeks to hold us together

As parts of the body

Of the Risen Lord?

What of this distant,

Isolated,

Seclusion?

Dying alone

In the dark

And waiting

In the tomb?

 

When will we rise?

When shall we hear?

Magdalene’s cry:

“I have seen

The Lord!

And heard his voice!

 

 

Simon C.J. Falk 21 March 2020

 


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Author: simonfalk28

Country lad, Focussing on verse.

3 thoughts on “On the Prospect of Not Celebrating Easter this Year”

  1. Where, indeed, is reason in anything of late? I must add, that as a person of faith but long removed from socialized religion, I hold my candle to the Christ way each and every day. I am certain that Spirit will hear and know the collective call of love and gratitude shared from any corner, behind every door or prison wall, from the heart of the voiceless and the soul of the dying when lifted together. God’s church is love. Let’s fill it to the brim!

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