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St. Anthony Messenger: Resurrection Song

I stood quietly in the back of the sanctuary one Easter Sunday, surrounded by raised hands and lifted voices—but feeling alone. Though I had a reverence for the congregation’s energy that filled the sanctuary, I also found myself wondering about the origin of this rising passion.

The preacher’s fiery sermon was focused on how Christ’s resurrection validated the truth of his own beliefs. The Resurrection, for him, was the stamp of approval that Christians had it figured out. I couldn’t help but wonder if the emotion bursting forth around me was related more to the thrill of certainty than it was about the transforming power of the Resurrection...

Click here to finish reading my "Let Us Pray" column in the April 2021 issue in the St. Anthony Messenger.


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