Sunday seemed like it was still Easter or something. You had all the extra “alleluias,” people getting sprinkled with baptismal water, the church was still covered with all of the Easter stuff. Everything was white, with flowers all over the place.
It’s almost like saying “Look, we went to all of this time and trouble to do this, so you can just enjoy it for a while.” Well kind of, but that’s really not what it’s all about.
So why drag Easter out? It's three weeks later, why are we still "Easter-ing?" Because there's more to this than just Easter Sunday.
The Resurrection isn't just about the moment when Jesus rose from the dead. It's also about the impact of Jesus rising from the dead, and how that ripples out from that moment, beginning with those who knew him best.
More on this tomorrow.
Readings for Sunday: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042615.cfm