Christ is Risen; He is Risen indeed, Alleluia! I write this from my office at 0611 EDT awaiting the sunrise service folks. We will begin with the ancient greeting above. But first let me extend that greeting to all of you. I will be quoting Bp. Josephus Livenson Lauvanus, presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Haiti who while leading a tour following the devastating earthquake of a few years ago said, "We will not be defined by rubble, but by restoration, for we are a people of the resurrection!" The women went to the tomb seeking death not life. We go through the cares of life, living in the devastation. As a Christian I suggest a different way; the way of resurrection, the way of life. May each of you and all of you find life and it abundantly. Christ is Risen; He is Risen indeed, Alleluia!