Monday, March 21, 2005

Holy Week Thought from a Christian Novelist

“I find that Holy Week is draining; no matter how many times I have lived through his crucifixion, my anxiety about his resurrection is undiminished- I am terrified that, this year, it won’t happen; that, that year, it didn’t. Anyone can be sentimental about Nativity; any fool can feel like a Christian at Christmas. But Easter is the main event; if you don’t believe the resurrection you’re not a believer.”

The great John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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