“Well that was Easter,” someone said to me, “all gone so fast.” Easter Sunday was glorious as always at OSP, and it is over for another year. Or not really, because Easter is not a one-day feast, it is a fifty-day season.
One-day Easters are about the empty tomb and the incomprehension of the disciples in the garden. This is important, but it only scratches the surface of what the Resurrection is. So we need a season of fifty days, until Pentecost, to learn and reflect what it really means for us.
Because Resurrection is not just something that happened to Jesus, but something that happens to the world . It announces a new reality.
This year, the whole of April is in Easter-tide, so that every Sunday has something different to show us about what this means for us. Being a Christian is about being an Easter person: seeing life, its good times and its bad, in the light of the Resurrection, and responding to it differently, with hope and generosity.