"Seven Stanzas at Easter" as the homily's structure for proclaiming the Easter Gospel. In the poem Updike pushes us beyond any sentimental and metaphorical understandings of Jesus' resurrection to give what I've called this homily: an "Easter Reality Check." That is, let's celebrate the very real resurrection of our Lord in the body with all of the reality that implies - even with His molecules reknit and His amino acids rekindled. Updike's poetry here fits quite nicely with our truly human Savior's real resurrection in the body!
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
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