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Grace and peace to you, Beloved, wherever you are.
Here we are, the Second Sunday of Easter, and according the Gospel of John, the disciples are in the upper room, trying to process their grief and trauma from what they’ve experienced through the past few days. I appreciate this text more this year – sheltering myself in my apartment, trying to process the grief and trauma of the last five weeks. I get the locked doors and the desire to protect myself – even as I miss the physical connection with you all. I’ve often wanted to shake those folks, but this year…I get it.
And as such, I get Thomas’ desire to experience the presence of the risen Christ, just as the others had. He, like the others, is trying to get some grip on his own trauma and brokenness and he needs reassurance, he needs proof, he needs the physical sensation of touch. It’s hard to be apart. Its hard to understand when you missed that experience. It’s hard.
That’s where we find Jesus, appearing, allowing the intimacy, inviting closeness and experience.
So what’s this holy joke thing? It’s the Second Sunday after Easter and the best, most outrageous, exciting and world changing thing happened – Death could not keep Jesus from us. And sometimes, in the midst of our trauma, our processing, our making sense of the surreal and seemingly impossible – we need to laugh. We need to smile. We need to dance.
And that’s what I invite you to do with me in worship tomorrow. We will dance. We will laugh. We will remember whose we are. And we will give thanks.
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In Christ’s love,