Help us to trust that we are always alive in you, O God. Amen.
It’s a joke, and especially this time of year it really is true in my home, that there are two certainties: death and taxes. With Holy Week coming and nine sermons between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about death. And being married to a certified public accountant means that a lot of evenings and weekends, in addition to the work day, are all about taxes. Why Jesus had to die during tax season, I really don’t know, but it makes our household rather busy. The joke about death and taxes being the only certainties works because, the truth of the matter is, none of this belongs to us.