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Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Resurrected Shepherd

This is the fourth Sunday in the Easter season. It continues the celebration begun Easter morning. It is a spirited season, a joyful season, a season that knows something wonderful has happened, is happening, and will continue to happen. It is a season that is happy about the past, enjoys the present, yet longs for the future.

It is a season of white and gold, pink flowers, and alleluia banners. It is a season to sing Up From the Grave and read from Revelation 7. It is a season to reflect on the Good Shepherd and what it means to follow the leading. It is a good season to be a follower, a follower of Jesus, a follower of the Resurrected One.

I say this because in the following, I learn what it means to be a resurrected person. In the following, I learn the significance of death and the power of new life. In the following, I learn the meaning of burial and the walking out of the tomb. In the following of a resurrected Shepherd, I learn to trust a leading over spacious fields, through running waters, into dark caves, through open gates, and onto untrod pathways.

I may not know where I am going, but I nibble and drink along the way. I rest and gaze. Kick up my heels or stumble. Run or walk. But always following, following and trusting. The Resurrected Shepherd leads along the good way, and there I am learning to be resurrected too.

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