Our Blessed Reality

Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe

John 20:29
Acts 2:42-47; Psalms 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Easter, A

In the novel “Grand Hotel,” a working class man is confronted with the fact that he has only a short time to live. He decides that before it’s “his time,” he will throw his meager savings into one last fling. He reasons that before he dies, he is entitled to at least one taste of what he thinks is the real life. So he goes to a fashionable hotel in Berlin, and there he tries to indulge himself in all the amusements and excitements it can offer. But somehow the experience doesn’t go as well as he thought it would. So he decides to discuss his experience with another of the hotel guests. “What is real life?” he asks him. I want to know because I haven’t felt it yet. I have been to the casino, and here I am sitting in the most expensive hotel, but all the time I know it isn’t the real thing. All the time I have the suspicion that…

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