“Singing [alleluia] in the midst of evil is what it means to be disciples. Like Mary Magdalene, the reason we stand and weep and listen for Jesus is because we, like Mary, are bearers of resurrection, we are made new. On the third day, Jesus rose again, and we do not need to be afraid. To sing to God amidst sorrow is to defiantly proclaim, like Mary Magdalene did to the apostles, and like my friend Don did at Dylan Klebold's funeral, that death is not the final word. To defiantly say, once again, that a light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot, will not, shall not overcome it. And so, evil be damned, because even as we go to the grave, we still make our song alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.” ― Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner Saint How is your “alleluia” in this Easter season an act of defiance against the darkness that threatens to shroud all that is good and beautiful and true? How do you catch glimpses of light as you sing, even in the midst of everything else?
Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2022-04-27 14:01:51 UTC