Quotation of the month

April sees Christians remembering the tumult of experiences and emotions that the disciples went through as Jesus was arrested, convicted in a fixed trial, suffered a political execution and then when all hope seemed gone, and they were in the depths of grief and despair, he rose from death to return to the locked room where they had gathered. These words attempt to capture just a little of how the disciples might have felt.

Doubt padlocked one door and Memory put her back to the other. Still the damp draught seeped in Though Fear chinked all the cracks and Blindness boarded up the window. In the darkness that was left Defeat crouched in his cold corner. Then Jesus came (all the doors being shut) and stood among them.

From “A widening light” by Luci Shaw