I didn't use a poem by John Updike, but it was in my mind:
Make no mistake: if He rose at all
it was as His body;
if the cells' dissolution did not reverse, the molecules reknit, the amino
the Church will fall.
Let us not mock God with metaphor,
Analogy, sidestepping transcendence;
making of the event a parable, a sign painted in the faded credulity of
let us walk through the door.
Let us not seek to make it less monstrous,
for our own convenience, our own sense of beauty,
lest, awakened in one unthinkable hour, we are embarrassed by the
and crushed by remonstrance.
Yes, Easter is monstrously disruptive for the rest of time. Alleluia. May this Easter week be the best ever, lived in resurrection power.