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Bewildered at Easter

April 12, 2009

Rare is the preacher courageous enough to preach the shorter ending of Mark’s gospel, and the wisdom to compare it to No Country for Old Men (which I really, really need to see now). My new friend Eric found a way to help us see how– then and now– followers of Jesus are caught between terror, fear, and confusion; and celebration, relief, and redemption. Then and now, we realize that resurrection is the cure for all that ails us, but we’re not sure exactly how. The ending of the gospel story, it would seem, is there for all of us to write.

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One Response to “Bewildered at Easter”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great point. Eugene Peterson shared the same insight in notes from his ‘Conversations’ version of the Message. Confusion, fear, joy. Sounds like Yvonne when I proposed to her, back in’85. At least the first two.

    Tom D.M.

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