April 8, 2021

Apr 8, 2021

Image: Nina Bisognani

Thoughts of Easter

A pure white bunny

Shiny new shoes 

Eggs in baskets, or hidden outside.


Worshippers filling the church

Spilling over into empty spaces.

Heady perfumes

Mixed with the scent of lilies.


Hearts filled with prayerful gladness

And songs of the season.

Family gatherings 

Celebrating the risen Jesus.


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This year, we are creating new Easter traditions.


Though the church door is locked,

We celebrate outside or online.

We share food with friends and neighbors 

While social distancing.


Our gatherings at home may be small,

But our church family fills our hearts to overflowing.


A community of believers 

Praying around a firepit

In the dark.


Taking communion outside

Keeping music alive

Through the virtual  choir.

A hand crafted cross at St George’s door,

Adorned with flowers we offer in celebration

On  Easter Sunday.


– Nina Bisognani