Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Better Duty and Easters

"Your only job is to cook. Do you not realize I have had diarrhea since Easters?" 
"Ok, maybe I am not meant for these duties. Cooking duty, Dead-guy duty. Maybe it's time for me to get a better duty!"

The Quote

The Scripture

Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?

Imagine that first Easter morning. I don't know very much about Judean culture at the time of Christ, but I'm pretty sure people weren't rising from the dead every day. In fact, I know for sure that nobody had ever raised themselves from the dead. So the shock factor of a missing corpse was likely immense!

The angels' advice was sensible though. Living people don't usually hang out in graveyards. Living people are usually active in the community. Christ rose from the dead and appeared to many. After that, he gave his followers instructions before ascending into heaven. His instructions began with, "Go."

The Application

He sends us to go as well. We each have our own duty and we are expected to do it well. We are given many adjectives regarding the quality of our service, including: Cheerful, Diligent, Faithful and As Unto the Lord. Remember the words of St. Francis of Asisi: "Preach and when necessary use words."

Maybe we need to re-evaluate what we are (or are not) doing and re-align it with God's will. Maybe we are slacking in our current service and it's hurting those around us. Or maybe we need to accept a new calling and step out in faith.

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