Happy “spring” on the Second Sunday of Easter. Even with the confusion of “this fragile earth, our island home” and the weather over the past weeks today dawned bright and brisk. Although today was “Low Sunday” or “Doubting Thomas Sunday” we had a joyous celebration of the day and many in church to help us look at our life of ministry. Ironically, today was a day that we “feared we would slide into the pond” (because all but 3 in attendance were on the pond side of the sanctuary). But that wasn’t a problem for worship, just irony.

We celebrate our journey in this Easter season and consider how our life and the practice of the Christian church has changed on this side of Easter. Scripture paints many pictures of how that first and second century church practiced its faith. Some traits to consider: unity of focus, community empowerment, all are welcome – even those who doubt, and we have no option but to be a worshiping community and church. Where is God inviting you to see your life this side of Easter as a time to be more forthcoming and conscious of God’s presence?

I invite your comments,

Readings: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

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