:~:Love is the lesson....

"Most glorious Lord of Life, that on this day
didest make thy triumph over death and sin,
and having harrowed hell didst bring away
captivity thence captive us to win,
this joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin.

And grant that we, for whom thou didst die,
being with thy dear blood clean washed from sin
may live forever in felicity!
And that thy love we weighing worthily
may likewise love thee for the same again;
and for thy sake, that all like dear didst buy,
with love may one another entertain.
So let us love, dear Love, like as we ought;
love is the lesson which the Lord us taught."
Sonnet LXVIII, in The Works of Edmund Spenser
"Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass therein these days?
And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.....
... And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
Saying, "The Lord is risen indeed"...


  1. How beautiful! Yes, Our Lord and Saviour has risen and someday we will be in Heaven with Him because we believe. Blessings for a lovely day, Rose

  2. Yes, he is risen indeed. As Rose has said, we'll be with Him for Eternity. How good is that.

    Blessings Gail.


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