Friday, March 21, 2008

Alleluia!


Alleluia! He is risen!

My Lord and my God ... Hosanna!

Easter Vigil - the church filled with light from just our candles as Mass begins ... faces lit with the flame's glow ... Old Testament readings ... the Creation story ... ancient prayers and glorious song ... the ceremony and celebration - and the privilege - of witnessing the baptisms of several children, teens and adults ... the smell of the chrism oil ... the smoky incense ...

The rituals, sounds and smells of Easter Vigil touch some ancient memory that lives within me. My Lord and my God ...

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The photo above is from Jesus Christ Superstar, one of my favorites. The story is grittier than many Easter movies. It is filled with metaphor. It explores the context of the times and the places of the historical Jesus. It reflects both natures of Jesus - human and Divine - and gives us a pained perspective and understanding of one interpretation of Judas. It is a movie that I find powerfully compelling and drives me to prayer and reflection.

The photo above shows only part of the Resurrection scene from the movie. In the movie, as the sun's light blazes into the viewer's eyes, one can discern the faint image in the foreground of a shepherd as he lovingly herds a flock of sheep down the hill. Tears fill my eyes as my heart fills with love. Allelluia! He is Risen!


As you watch the Hosanna clip, listen carefully to the words the people ask of Jesus ...

5 comments:

Amber said...

Happy Easter, Rose!

Connie said...

Happy Easter,Rose!

Since God has given you a special talent to express yourself, it allows me to view the world with new perspective. You always fill my heart with song and joy. I am so grateful that the Lord allowed our paths to cross in this life time.
Hugs,
Connie

Lynn said...

Amen,Rose. What a beautiful clip, thank you for sharing it with me...I'd forgotten how much Jesus Christ, Superstar could touch my heart until I watched it again.

And for your comments...you brought tears to my eyes too. I watched as my girls were cast out of groups for being too friendly with the "brown kids", called names for being best friends with gays, and I know what's in store for Becca in the backwards towns she lives in when she and her wonderful Joe are out and about. Luckily she's never cared about other's opinion of her, and neither does he. And yes...he treats her exactly like the treasure she is, and she honors him for the good man he is. They are a blessing to see together and I couldn't be happier to see HER happy.

Thank you for the support and the beautiful blessing you always give my heart.

Mike said...

Hi Rose. Nice to meet you. Great post! Thanks for your visit.

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