Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Favorite Part of the Easter Account

The first trillium of the year! 
The sun is low on the horizon and the shadows are long on this, the warmest and sunniest Easter Sunday we've had here in many years. The day drawing to its close reminds me of the wonderful story of the travelers on the Emmaus road on the first Easter. It's one of my favorite New Testament stories. From despair to hope to astonished joy, this part of the resurrection narrative has it all. 

Here, then, is Chapter 9 of Earth's Greatest Day. 

"The Road to Emmaus", Caravaggio, 1601

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