Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Stapleford

Thought for today

We are in the season of Easter...

‘Upside down and inside-out

That’s what Easter’s all about;

Death strikes hard but life begins

Jesus, the defeated, wins.

All the majesty of state,

All the bitterness of hate,

Crucify him out of town

But they cannot pin him down.

Put to death in fearful pain

Jesus comes to life again

Praying for his bitter foe,

‘Lord forgive, they do not know.’

Upside down and inside-out

That’s what Easter’s all about;

Love for hate and peace for war,

Sin and death can do no more –

Deaf shall hear and blind shall see,

Dumb shall sing and lame go free,

Lost be found and hungry fed,

Christ is risen from the dead!

Faith renewed and hope reborn

In this resurrection dawn,

Upside down and inside-out

That’s what Easter’s all about.’

(from a Song for Easter)