Monday, April 05, 2010

"Great Expectations" on Easter Monday

It's Easter Monday ... a day when the post-Easter Day stupor endemic in parish clergydom is antithetical to any original thoughts. Happily, today and tomorrow are days off ... the Dodgers' season opener in Pittsburgh is on TV and there's a Sunday paper to catch up on -- including this worth-sharing essay from yesterday's New York Times Sunday Magazine.

So enjoy ... and remember: we didn't do 40 days of Lent to celebrate just ONE day of Easter ... so give thanks for the 50 Days of Easter ahead even as we recover with gratitude from Easter Day. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Great Expectations by Walter Kirn
I’ve decided that faith is what some facts are made of and that the true meaning of Easter isn’t just the escape from sin and death but, in part, the escape from thought itself, one of humanity’s direst oppressors and, perhaps, the hardest to shake off.

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