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Happy Easter

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Lord, Your father David, loving lambs but cold to men, decreed death on a man who stole even a lamb.

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”
2 Samuel 12:5-6

But Your name is Mercy. You not only gave us life — You gave Your Life to make up all other sins too. You became a lamb, that that men might live

May we find You, so that we can thank you. Lord, stay with us.

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
Luke 24:28-31

He is Risen

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Easter: Flesh and Blood

And the human said:

This one at last, bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh…

– excerpted from Genesis 4, from The Five Books of Moses, translated by Robert Atler

And the Lord said to Cain:

Why are you incensed
and why is your face fallen?

For whether you offer well,
or whether you do not,
at the tent flap sin crouches
and for you it is longing
but you will rule over it

And He said, “What have you done? Listen! your brother’s blood cries out from the soil that gaped with its mouth to take your brother’s blood from your hand.

And Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is too great to bear. Now that You have driven me from this soil and I must hide from Your presense, I shall be a restless wanderer on the earth and whoever finds me will kill me.”

And the Lord said to him, “Therefore whoever kils Cain shall suffer sevenfold vengence.” And the Lord set a mark upon Cain so that whoever found him would not slay him.”

– excerpted from Genesis 4, from The Five Books of Moses, translated by Robert Atler

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

– The Gospel of Mark 14, from the New International Version.

He is Risen

If it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep (1 Corinthians 15:12-20).

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ “

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. (Mark 16:1-8)

Happy Easter!