Christians feel more than usually bereft this Holy Saturday. Unable to celebrate Easter in the traditional fashion, we are reminded of the fear and sense of aloneness that the disciples felt as they pondered the shocking events of Good Friday.

But there is something powerfully apt about experiencing Easter during this modern plague—and not just because of the reassurance it brings that after our long Good Friday will come the joy of the resurrection. Easter provides us with a lesson, as this terrible pandemic courses through…

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