12 April 2009
Easter: "Home to the Waiting Father"
Christ is Risen!
He is risen indeed!
As Neuhaus puts it in the final paragraph of Death on a Friday Afternoon:
To prodigal children lost in a distant land, to disciples who forsook him and fled, to a thief who believed [. . .], to those who did not know that what they did they did to God, to the whole bedraggled company of humankind he had abandoned heaven to join, he says, "Come. Everything is ready now. In your fears and your laughter, in your friendships and farewells, in your loves and losses, in what you have been able to do and in what you know you will never get done, come, follow me. We are going home to the waiting Father."