Hallelujah! Christ is risen! The Easter season has arrived and it is a time of new beginnings. A time for us to remember and celebrate the new life we have in Christ. Resurrection is not only about Jesus rising. Jesus Christ sweeps us all up within God’s resurrecting movement and because of him, we get to experience God’s resurrecting power in our lives too. How marvellous is that!
The mystery of Holy Week is that our dying and rising are all bound up with each other. Richard Rohr says, ““Resurrection” is another word for change, but particularly positive change—which we tend to see only in the long run. In the short run, change often looks like death.” So let us not despair or lose heart. Let’s continue to trust in the heart of our loving God and discern the new thing that God is doing within and amongst us, and out in the world.