We know it, of course. We have heard it many times. We may have heard it only yesterday. But on Day Two of Easter, read it again. In your own time. In your own way. Don’t rush. Let your imagination be engaged. What questions are provoked? What surprises you? What do you notice that you didn’t see before? Which person in this story do you relate to most closely? What image sparks your curiosity?
Carry this tale of wonder with you through the day.
Prayer: Gracious God, thank you for this sacred story. Send your Spirit to guide me in these Easter days that I may experience wonder, new life, new hope, and new joy. Alleluia! Amen.
Tomorrow we will begin the slow read of this tale. Each day, we’ll explore a phrase, a word, a person from the text. With wonder and courage, open hearts and curious minds, and the always present Holy Spirit, we will encounter the living Christ and share the Risen Life.
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