Sunday, April 12, 2009

Alleluia, Christ Is Risen! Dept

(And this is where you answer, "The Lord Is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Dept")

Now, if you expected deep theological meditations...no, you surely know better, because this is a "Dept" post. What we're really going to do now, is pass on a joke.

Our priest started his sermon this morning by telling about a memorable episode passed on to him by a fellow priest. The church organist one year fell prey to, as Fr. Walter described it, “the church organist’s worst nightmare” – she overslept and missed the first service on Easter Sunday. Well, people in the church loved her, and she was so obviously humiliated and embarrassed and upset with herself that nobody was mad at her...but she did have to put up with some teasing for a while. Then time passed, and everybody more or less forgot about it, and at last Easter rolled around again.

That next Easter morning, the organist’s phone rang at 5:00 a.m. She answered it, and her priest’s voice came jovially through the line: “Good morning, Joyce! Christ is risen – and I suggest you do the same!”