Resurrection Takes Time
On the Christian calendar, we are in the season of Easter. Easter is more than one day. The church calendar says that Easter is a fifty-day celebration.
Resurrection, it seems, takes time.
Science teaches us that the universe is in an ongoing cycle of death and rebirth. Old stars explode into dust and new stars are born. Old mountains erode and new mountains are formed. Flowers fade and drop seeds into the dirt of fall and winter until new plants burst forth in spring and summer.
The Easter story tells us of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. This is a holy, human improvisation on the universal song of death and new life.
Easter is not just one day of hymns and ham and brass and baskets. It is a season of exploration. And it is a window into cosmic existence.