Easter Sunday Thoughts on Resurrection

Posted in christian, Christianity, inspirational, religion by Rev. Larry Hansen, BCC, CT on April 24, 2011

“We are not ‘converted’ only once in our life but many times, and this endless series of large and small ‘conversions,’ inner revolutions, leads finally to our transformation in Christ. . .The perfect Christian is therefore not one who is necessarily impeccable and beyond all moral weakness; but he (sic) is one who, because his eyes are enlighted to know the full dimensions of the mercy of Christ, is no longer troubled by the sorrows and frailties of this present life.”

( Thomas Merton, Life and Holiness)

–Or as the old Quaker hymn tells us:

Tis the gift to be simple,
’tis the gift to be free,
’tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
It will be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained,
to bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight,
‘Til by turning, turning we come round right.

Fr. Larry Hansen
Cana House
Portland, Oregon

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