Life Unburied – A Sermon for Easter; Mark 16:1-8

The collect and readings for Easter may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 16:1-8. Several years ago a woman told me that her great-grandson asked why she had so many wrinkles on her hands. “I’m old,” she told him. “Do you know what happens when you get old,” he asked. “You die and they bury you in the ground.” Before she … Continue reading Life Unburied – A Sermon for Easter; Mark 16:1-8

Go On! Get Out Of Here! He Is Risen!

The collect and readings for today, Easter, the Feast of our Lord’s Resurrection, may be found here. The gospel appointed for today is Luke 24:1-12. But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they went in, they did not find the … Continue reading Go On! Get Out Of Here! He Is Risen!

Trusting Death

In the Episcopal lectionary the gospel for this past Sunday (John 12:20-33) has some Greeks coming to Philip and saying, “Sir we wish to see Jesus.” Philip tells Andrew of this request and together they tell Jesus. I suspect Jesus’ response is not what these Greeks had expected or wanted. Jesus responds: The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very … Continue reading Trusting Death