Thursday, April 09, 2009

And now a word from my sponsor.....One Way Out of the Cul de Sac - Bishop Lawrence's Easter Message 2009

From the website of the Diocese of SC

The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence
Bishop of South Carolina

Ansel Adams, whose photographs eulogizing the landscape of the western U.S. are legendary, once made the comment, “Sometimes I think I do get to places just when God is ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Anyone who has seen his pictures will hardly wish to argue with this consummate artist who was perpetually seeking “order and truth.” I recall his comment as we approach another Easter. I wonder if he had been in Jerusalem, camera-in-hand, on that first Easter morning following the women to the tomb just at what point God would have had him click the shutter. I’ve imagined three such moments. The first is described in Luke 24:1 “On the first day of the week, at early dawn….” Take the first photograph at the break of dawn as the sun rises—peeking above the Mount of Olives—a dominating sky overhead, the clouds that darkened Jerusalem on Good Friday beginning to disperse—the sunrise, the eighth day, the new dawn—itself an emblem of the resurrection, the new creation, now only in shades of black on white: the shutter clicks. More

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