Let it sail on silver wings
Life's a twinkling, thats for certain
But its such a fine thing
There's a gathering of spirits
There's a festival of friends
And we'll take up where we left off
When we all meet again
- "The Gathering of Spirits", Carrie Newcomer
The Gospel reading for this Sunday is John 11:1-44, the raising of Lazarus. Resurrection isn’t about dying – its about how we live our life. It means knowing that this physical life on earth is a fleeting thing – a twinkling thing – and that there is much more to life than being alive. It means measuring our days and minutes in a different way, spending our time in different ways, and putting our trust in the Way.
Now, if only that were turning into a full-length sermon with a little more ease...