would you please rise for the readingof the Gospel?" is what the lectorforgets to say before she beginsreading the verses from Mark thissecond Sunday after Easter. A few of uswho are paying attention to traditionor to the asterisk in the bulletin beginto wobble to our feet. Maybe onegoody-two-shoes stands up strong tomake a statement, but most of us wait,chagrined by the sliding eyes and waveringpostures around us and in us, by ourfailure to remember, until we risetogether in honor of the resurrection.
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