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Rector's Letter publishesd in the March-April
2013 issue of 'The Voice'
Dear Friends in
The horsemeat saga of the
last few weeks has reminded us of a number of things has it not? We
recall the old saying, ‘never judge a book by its cover’, or to
contemporise that, ‘never judge a pre-packed meal by what it says are
its contents on the cardboard sleeve’.
Some say we don’t know
what we’re eating these days and that the entire food chain is poisoned
in some way. As with every crisis there may be those who lose and those
who gain. This saga will certainly make us think again about what we’re
consuming and who knows, it may revive an interest in ‘growing your
own’ and buying locally sourced produce.
The surprise of horse DNA
in our foods was not a pleasant surprise for most of us, unlike the
pleasant surprise we get when we break into a Cadbury’s Easter egg and
all those little tasty bars of chocolate fall out. This is as nothing
to the ‘great surprise’ that we Christians call Easter and the joy of
the resurrection that Mary of Magdala, doubting Thomas and Simon Peter
would have enjoyed on meeting the risen Lord.
Easter eggs remind us of
the sweet moment of the resurrection and of the new life. In Eastern
churches eggs were dyed red to symbolise the blood of Christ shed on
the Cross and the hard shell, the sealed tomb of Christ. The broken
Easter egg symbolises the empty tomb. When Easter comes after the weeks
of Lent , enjoy your Easter eggs and celebrate the oldest festival in
the Christian calendar and on that day let us proclaim joyfully with
the church throughout the world that ‘Christ is risen!’
Yours in Christ,