Christ is risen, Alleluia!

Wishing you all a blessed and happy Easter ~ Christ is risen, He is risen indeed, Alleluia!


“Not the empty tomb
but the uninhabited
cross. Look long enough
and you will see the arms
put on leaves. Not a crown
of thorns, but a crown of flowers
haloing it, with a bird singing
as though perched on paradise’s threshold.
We have over-furnished
our faith. Our churches
are as limousines in the procession
towards heaven. But the verities
remain: a de-nuclearised
cross, uncontaminated
by our coinage; the chalice’s
ichor; and one crumb of bread
on the tongue for the bird-like
intelligence to be made tame by.”

Poem: ‘Not the Empty Tomb’ by R. S. Thomas 1990


2 thoughts on “Christ is risen, Alleluia!”

  1. Happy Easter Catherine. Glad you are safely back. We had wonderful Easter fire on the terrace at St Michael’s yesterday, and then bacon sarnies that well known Jewish feaster!!

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