Sudden change

A friend’s father died this morning.
Ponderings, musings, cogitations come to a halt and a hush, a hush of reverence, wondering, hope and doubt. It reminds me of the disciples in the face of the Resurrected Christ… “While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering…” *
In times of sudden change wonder, doubt, disbelief even, and joy tumble around, coexisting in the follower’s heart and mind.
Church historian Jaroslav Pelikan, after decades of study, reflection and embrace of Christ concluded: “If Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not risen – nothing else matters.”
Sudden change, hush, the next adventure is beginning.

*(Luke 24:41, New RSV translation)


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