Happy end of April – hopefully the showers of past weeks have brought about plenty of flowers for a beautiful May. The season is turning in Chuckatuck, warm and getting humid – I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come in the summer. We have been blessed with a few, mostly unobtrusive critters (only 2 goslings and 4 geese so far). It is nice to see new life and possibility in the world.

Today, the journey in Eastertide continues. We had a passage from 1 Peter laid against/near one of the Psalms the Jews read during Passover. Odd to see a solemn, thought provoking song about the coming change in Israel’s past looking at Peter’s commentary about the ransom paid in Jesus’ death. A question we can ask ourselves, to whom was the ransom paid at Jesus’ death? Many might say God (but we never stopped being God’s creation); what would it mean to our lives if the ransom paid was to free ourselves from the pall of fear and sin – that which separates us from God?

I invite your comments,

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35

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