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The St. Columba Easter Day Quiz

April 16, 2012

1. “The women said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.” Why do you think Mark ends his resurrection account – and his Gospel -in such an abrupt, “unfinished” way?
(a)There was another bit to the manuscript but the Easter bunny chewed it and lolloped off.
(b)Mark leaves his Gospel incomplete on purpose: he want us to complete it by living it out in our lives
(c) Don’t know. It doesn’t matter, though, because the other Gospels plug the gap.

2. In John’s Gospel, what food does the Risen Jesus share with his friends?
(a)Fish
(b)Bread
(c)Creme eggs

3. In John’s Gospel Mary meets the Risen Jesus in a garden. What’s the significance of the garden?
(a)In the Book of Genesis things go wrong for humankind in a garden. At the resurrection, God puts things right for us in a garden.
(b)Easter bunny’s favourite hideout.
(c)I’m confused. Can I go on to question 4 now?

4. Paul the Apostle’s meeting with the Risen Jesus changes his life. What does Paul say about the resurrection of Jesus?
(a)”The one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus.”
(b)”If Christ has not been raised our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”
(c)”Woman and Easter Bunnies should remain silent in church”

5. Believing in the resurrection means………
(a)Living hopefully, placing our hope in Christ crucified and risen.
(b)Avoiding the pain of life at all times, and always wearing an Easter bunny smile!
(c)Facing the pain of life with compassion, knowing that God’s redeeming love is our ultimate reality, now and in eternity.

6. Church is……….
(a)”what happens when good people feel the need to go on a rota” (Rowan Williams)
(b)”what happens when people encounter the Risen Jesus” (Rowan Williams)
(c)”what happens when grownup people feel nostalgia for the Easter bunny” (Rowan Williams)

7. We meet the Risen Jesus when……….
(a)we read the scriptures together
(b)his Holy Spirit inspires us to God’s praise, to prayer, to acts of loving service
(c)we share the bread and wine of Holy Communion together

Revd. Frances Eccleston, Easter 2012.