Easter Sunday Sermon 2020

Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine and the quietness. Happy Easter!

Because it’s the most important (and joyful) day in the Christian calendar I’ve done a small piece on the resurrection (nothing original – nothing really new).

The old medieval scholars – philosophers and theologians – always referred to two books: the book of Scripture and the book of Nature. It seems to me that both are important for the physical, spiritual and emotional nourishment and well-being of human beings. Alexander Wood once said, Christianity functions to illuminate life and make it whole. Perhaps that’s because there is new life in Jesus Christ – whose resurrection we think about today. New life which is also exemplified in the book of Nature as we look at it and love it and respond to it and always express it best in poetry:

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide.

(A E Housman)

Prunus ‘Shirotae’  Marown School.

Happy Easter! Have a lovely day.