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Easter Sunday 2012

April 8, 2012

A HEAVENLY DRESS REHEARSAL

I have always felt like today, more than most days of the year, is as close as we get to a dry run through for Heaven. Easter Sunday feels like a dress rehearsal for our first day in the Heavenly Jerusalem.

The music is triumphant and joyful; everyone is dressed in their best dresses and suits and I am always happy to see lots of faces I don’t get to always see on Sunday – yes, for lots of reasons, Easter feels Heaven.

And if you are thinking how great it would be if every Sunday felt like Easter – well, I have some good news – that is how it is supposed to be, at least according to the Church.

But then life happens and it is hard to find the time and energy to celebrate every Sunday throughout the year with the same fervor with which we celebrate Easter. Soon the kids will ask why they have to go to Church? Some members of our own families find a way out of it, while others go faithfully. Some neighbors go and others sleep in or work out in the yard.

So the question is: why IS going to church so necessary? Why is it so important to belong to a religion and a regular faith community? And is it really all that bad to be “spiritual and not religious?”

Tune in to find out. . .

CLICK HERE for the Readings for Easter Sunday: (Acts 10:34a,37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9)

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