Acts 10:34,37-43; Psalms 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9
A true story recounted by a man who celebrated Easter Sunday in a big cathedral …
It was a beautiful Spring day and a sense of peace stayed with me as I left the Cathedral. I paused on top of the steps leading to the Avenue, now crowded with people, and there, sitting in her usual place under a small archway was the elderly woman known to many of us Church-goers as the “Flower Lady.” At her feet were corsages and boutonnieres spread out on an open newspaper.
The flower lady was smiling, her wrinkled old face alive with some inner-joy. I started down the stairs, and on an impulse, turned and picked out a flower. As I put it in my lapel, I said to the woman, “You look happy this morning.” She replied, cheerily, “Why not? Everything is good.” She was dressed so shabbily and she seemed so very old that her reply startled me.
“You’ve been sitting here every Sunday for many…
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