March 23, 2008
Hope for eternal life: That's what Easter is all about. Victory over death, and death to sin. The more you study religion, the more you become aware of your own moral failings. What makes it so hard for many unchurched people to accept religion is believing that God could ever be so merciful as to forgive us for some of the rotten things we have done in our lives. But He really is that great of a God, capable of more mercy than we could ever imagine. Taking that to heart is what changes people's lives, casting out the bitterness many of us feel, and learning to wholeheartedly love Our Creator, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten son, to the end that all who believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Just in time for Easter, I finished editing the video I took at the March 16 Palm Sunday procession through downtown Staunton, and I posted it on YouTube:
I put the video link on the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Web site as well.