Six Word Saturday

“Jesus Loves Me, This I Know”

Just in case anyone was wondering, he really, really loves us.  I am so thankful for that, so in keeping with an Easter tradition that started back in Soviet Russia, I will say to you, “He is Risen.” 

“Back during the dark days of the Soviet Union, a small rural village far from Moscow committed a cardinal sin, at least a cardinal sin the eyes of the Communist state. They refused to give up their Russian Orthodox faith. They refused to stop attending worship on Sunday. Their “crime” called for re-education in order to wean the village off the “opiate of the people.” Therefore, the whole village — every man, woman and child — was ordered by the authorities to the village’s central square. In a chilling cold, they were forced to stand for hours and listen to speaker after speaker, denounce religion, Russian Orthodoxy, their priests and their faith. Finally, in order to be “fair,” the re-educators asked the village priest to come to the podium. He was very old and nearly bent double with age. He did not appear to be any threat to the people’s re-education.

The KGB agent in charge said to him, “You have exactly 10 minutes to challenge our arguments.”
The old priest looked up and said, “I will not need that much time.”

He moved slowly, almost painfully, to the microphone and then something remarkable, miraculous, occurred. He stood up straight. The years of age melted away; his eyes became clear and bright. He looked out over the crowd and in a strong, loud voice proclaimed the traditional Easter greeting: “Christ is risen!”

And the crowd roared back, “He is risen indeed!”

Then the crowd went nuts, cheering, hugging and crying, as the old priest, smiled kindly at the KGB agent, slowly bent back to nearly double, and shuffled off the podium.”

“He is Risen Indeed.”

Happy Easter to you all, I hope your days are full of family, fun and too much food.


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  1. I love your six words and thanx for sharing this. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.
    God loves you and so do I.

  2. He is risen indeed!!! and He does love you soooooo very much Jessica; and I know you know that; he is holding you and your family in the palm of his hand; and Ireland is sitting on his knee 🙂

    Happy Easter 🙂


  3. My six words for you: Glad you know that little song!

    My Six Words

    Shadowy Toilet!

  4. He is risen indeed!

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