Rev John Bell of the Iona Community  
Monday, 9 April, 2012, 06:59 AM - Bell
Rating 3 out of 5 (Fairly platitudinous)

Is it easier to celebrate a tragedy or a victory? This is the question I asked myself this weekend: Is it easier to celebrate a tragedy or a victory?

I'm going to give you a few examples where it seems to be easier to celebrate a tragedy than a victory, but given that it's Easter and I'm mentioning the words "tragedy" and "victory", you probably already know where I'm going with this.

The Titanic was a tragedy, having to restart the boat race was a tragedy, an over ripe banana is a tragedy, but the greatest tragedy of all is seeing an innocent person persecuted. And so we finally come to where you all knew I was going all along, the visible bit of the Invisible Magic Friend being tortured to death for our sins was a tragedy. But he came back to life again, which is a victory. Hurrah!

I am now going to end with an insight that was really worth getting out of bed early for on a damp Bank Holiday Monday morning.

Jesus loves you.

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