Folded Grave Clothes…   1 comment

How do you fold your napkin after a meal…?  how do you fold your shirts, socks…?   How we fold things says something about ourselves…

Have you heard the story that a folded napkin was 1st Century etiquette indicating “I’m coming back”.  Well, that’s an e-rumour…  it’s not true…   But it did get me thinking about why the folded “napkin”.  The napkin was probably the “talit” or prayer shawl…  and there is some truth in the idea that each man would have a particular way of folding the prayer shawl…  so that it would be recognised as belonging to a particular man…     perhaps it was Jesus’ prayer shawl…  and the disciples would have seen him fold it in the synagogue many times…  the folded grave clothes provided for them a little bit of evidence…

Lots of stories that help us understand the story of resurrection…  only some stand the test of history…  and critical analysis…  but most significantly the disciples’ lives were transformed to the extent that continued to gather together in the face of persecution…  the Church was born because of Jesus’ resurrection, and the coming of the promised spirit…

On the first Easter morning the cry was – he is not here…  and because of that…  this Easter Morning we can say…  He is here!

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Posted April 7, 2012 by dgbmcc in Easter

One response to “Folded Grave Clothes…

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  1. Thanks for the vid- I’ve never bothered to learn that! As for the resurrection… That has reminded me to write about that one for tomorrow! Awesome :)

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