May 15, 2013 1 Comment
Huh, why am I still talking about Easter on May fifteenth? Everybody knows Easter was way back in March this year! Well, yes, Easter Sunday, the commemoration of the day when Jesus rose from the dead, was on March 31, but Easter actually is a season that lasts seven weeks in the Episcopal Church and some other denominations. Our Easter celebration doesn’t end until Pentecost, next Sunday. Alleluia!
A few years ago at this time, when my son Nicholas was four, he suddenly asked me, “Is it really true that Jesus got killed dead and then came back alive again, or is that just a believing?”
I was shaken. I had been so impressed at his developing faith and thought I had done a good job telling the Easter story so that he could understand it, yet he was doubting. Did he think it was just another story like “Cinderella”? On the other hand, the fact is that believing is the main point here; we believe because we believe, because we have faith, not because we have scientific proof. Hmmm, how to answer? Read more…