I don't need to tell you again that Christ is risen. We've affirmed it a few times this weekend and we did talk about how this is not just some nice religious belief, but we believe it to be an actual fact, and for us, and that there are actual facts in this world, not just illusions and how this is pivotal and how we celebrate it together.
Thank you to Andrea for making the potato salad and arranging the flowers for me.
We also had a trip further afield into the country visiting lovely people and enjoying a bright and warm day.
On the way we listened to a Issues, etc. podcast from last week, Dr. Just's Bible study on the passion in Luke's gospel account. He focused on how Luke zeros in on how Christ's death on the cross was a noble and innocent death, so that the gentiles would understand. We, too can learn a few things about suffering in taking all the details under examination.
It's been a long time that Martin and I had been in a Bible study together, though we have resumed our readings after a time of business and experimentation. We agree that sticking with the Treasury is best and simplest.
I'm reading Klement Preus' "Fire and the Staff" which a very kind person sent to us. It is a very good read and not difficult or slow, rather well peppered with appropriate anecdotes and some very good and subtle humor. We'll probably be commenting on it.
It was difficult again to celebrate without Stefan. This will never change. Young A.M. gave me a big hug when she saw me crumbling.
The two girls are both getting married this summer. K. on the right will play at Andrea's wedding. She might want to get this picture for herself here, if she does not have it.