A Sermon for 3 Easter
For much of last year, I visited with a really wonderful woman who was dying. I called her often enough that I put her number in my phone. After a long and hard struggle, she finally died, and we had a big funeral to celebrate her life.
A few days later my phone rang. I casually checked to see who was calling. To my astonishment, it was the dead woman. I just about jumped out of my skin..
Pretty quickly, I realized that it was in fact her husband calling from their home phone. . . . But I will long remember that little shiver that happens when we encounter something uncanny.
That moment was a teeny, tiny version of a part of what the disciples experienced in our gospel reading this morning. When Jesus appears, they thought they were seeing a ghost, and they were startled and terrified. . . .(click on title above title)
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