Wednesday, March 19, 2008

If Easter Be Not True

If Easter Be Not True

Henry H. Barstow

If Easter be not true,
Then all the lilies low must lie;
The Flanders poppies fade and die;
The spring must lose her fairest bloom
For Christ were still within the tomb
If Easter be not true.

If Easter be not true,
Then faith must mount on broken wing;
Then hope no more immortal spring;
Then love must lose her mighty urge;
Life prove a phantom, death a dirge
If Easter be not true.

If Easter be not true,
'Twere foolishness the cross to bear;
He died in vain Who suffered there;
What matter though we laugh or cry,
Be good or evil, live or die,
If Easter be not true?

If Easter be not true
But it is true, and Christ is risen!
And mortal spirit from its prison
Of sin and death with Him may rise!
Worthwhile the struggle, sure the prize,
Since Easter, aye, is true!

Have a blessed Easter everyone!


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Are You Bored?

Here is a great article written by Carolyn Y. Johnson published in The Boston Globe entitled "The Joy of Boredom". Regardless of whether or not you're bored at the moment I'd recommend reading it.