Every year at Easter sunrise I am reminded that none of us human beings are perfect, yet we have a chance for redemption.   Easter is all about grace and mercy.  For me the definition of grace is being given what I have not earned.  And mercy is not getting what I deserve.

        Easter Sunrise Service was today.  Indie always loved that service.  “Bibey, old boy,” he’d say.  “Every time that sun comes up, we’ve got another shot at it.”  Indie always tried his hardest, but never worried when he wasn’t perfect.  No human being is, but Indie got a lot of it right. 

        Mountain John played ‘Up From the Grave He Arose’ at the service today.  He came by the cabin afterwards, and we picked a few tunes.  “Wonder what Indie would have us play?” I asked.

        “I don’t know,” John said.  How ’bout ‘Whiskey Before Breakfast?”

         I laughed.  “Yeah, Indie would like that.”

        “One time he and I played it for a Girl Scout Convention,” John said.  “Indie insisted we call it by the Irish title, ‘The White Spire.’  Indie said little girls didn’t need to hear about no whiskey.”

        “Yep.  That was Indie.”

        We broke into the tune.  I’ll always remember Indie at Easter.

        “The only Perfect One died on the Cross, boy.  All the rest of us can do is our best.” –  Indie Jenkins

Dr. B

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4 Comments on “Easter”

  1. Mrs. Chili Says:

    All the rest of us can do is our best.

    This is a lesson that the Universe keeps giving me over and over. I’m starting to get it, I think, but I never miss an opportunity to learn it again.

    Happy Easter, Doc; grace and mercy.

  2. drtombibey Says:

    Thanks chili,

    Here’s hoping at least some students will give their teachers their best. A fine holiday to you and yours too.

    Dr. B

  3. T. Wood Says:

    I hope you had a great Easter Dr. B.

    I was thinking of you Friday evening. My wife and I went to Charlotte to hear the Bluegrass group Cherryholmes. What a great show they put on and what a talented family.


  4. drtombibey Says:

    Mr. Wood,

    Yeah, we really like the Sunrise Service. Forgiveness is great stuff.

    The Cherryholmes are great, aren’t they?

    Dr. B

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