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Caravaggio, The Incredulity of St. Thomas.

Now what?

What is there about Easter for a clergyperson not to love? Sanctuaries and worship spaces are decorated with beautiful flowers. The hymns are triumphant, often with brass players augmenting a strong organ and full choir. Children sport new outfits and some women even wear hats. Best of all, the pews are full. Even though we know better, for a moment or two we ministers entertain the notion that Easter Sunday is “all about me,” that “all these people have come to hear what I have to say, and if I get it right this year, they’ll be back next Sunday for more.”

 

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