Alleluia, Christ is risen!
You all *may* have heard that the Triduum is my favorite three days of the year – and this year was no
exception. Thank you to everyone who made those three holy days so wondrous, once again! I hope you
enjoyed this celebration of the core of our faith as much as I do.
I’d like to share with you one of my favorite poems, one by the great authoress Madeleine L’Engle,
which I think best captures the themes of this journey. For the Passion we have just celebrated, from
Maundy Thursday through Good Friday to the Vigil is, indeed, the ordering of Love.
Sonnet, Trinity 18
Peace is the centre of the atom, the core
Of quiet within the storm. It is not
A cessation, a nothingness; more
The lightning in reverse is what
Reveals the light. It is the law that binds
The atom’s structure, ordering the dance
Of proton and electron, and that finds
Within the midst of flame and wind, the glance
In the still eye of the vast hurricane.
Peace is not placidity: peace is
The power to endure the megatron of pain
With joy, the silent thunder of release,
The ordering of Love. Peace is the atom’s start,
The primal image: God within the heart.
May Christ’s peace, the peace which passes all understanding, be with you this season and always.