for the past 40 days of lent i have been emailing people a different image from si smith’s wonderful illustrative interpretation of JESU’ time in the wilderness. since it is easter i thought i would share a youtube video of all 40 images. i love these illustrations.
i find that holy week is draining; no matter how many times i have lived through HIS crucifixion is undiminised-i am terrified that, this year, it won’t happen; that, that year, it didn’t. anyone can be sentimental about the nativity; any fool can feel like a CHRISTian at CHRISTmas. but easter is the main event; if you don’t believe in the resurrection, you’re not a believer.
“IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN EASTER,” owen meany said, “DON’T KID YOURSELF – DON’T CALL YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN.”
john irving, a prayer for owen meany, pp 250-251
HE is risen! i hope that you have a wonderful easter full of encounters with the ONE WHO defeated death.