Sunday, March 31, 2013

Updike: Make no mistake

Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Commemoration of John Donne, Priest, Poet, 1631
    The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
    —Matthew 28:5-6 (NIV)
Make no mistake: if He rose at all
it was as His body;
if the cells’ dissolution did not reverse, the molecules
    reknit, the amino acids rekindle,
the Church will fall.
    ... John Updike (1932-2009), from “Seven Stanzas at Easter”, in Telephone Poles and Other Poems, New York: A. Knopf, 1963, p. 72 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 28:1-7; Mark 16:1-7; Luke 24:1-7; John 11:25; 14:19; Phil. 3:10-11; 2 Tim. 1:10; Rev. 1:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your resurrection is the deepest truth.
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