This Lenten season is over, do you feel any different. Like it or not you are, whether you passed on chocolates all forty days or not. Each and every one of us changed this Easter Sunday, whether you celebrated or not. For over sixty years now, I’ve heard the timeless question asked on Easter Sunday – “Why do you look for the living among the dead.” This day after Easter, I asked myself the question where do I look for answers, is it among the dead or the living.
During Lent we prayed, meditated, sacrificed, and asked for the living God to enter into our daily life. Now do we continue to search among the living or do we turn our search to among the dead? Do we look for life in all the wrong places? Do we once again search for God among material idols such as consumption, power, social position, and physical beauty. Jesus on earth was not found among the rich and powerful, he was found amongst the poor, the weak, the sinners, and the downtrodden. Why do we always look for him where he couldn’t be found then, and can’t be found now. Where do you search after Lent and Easter? The angels remind us to search among the living.