to all. For those of us in the #Christian
tradition, Easter is a reminder that death doesn’t get the final word. In Christ’s #resurrection,
we are invited to die to self, to die to sin, as we are shepherded from death into new life. We are invited to come awake, to come fully #alive.
We are invited to know that Christ is for us, Christ is with us, Christ was one of us—both a #symbol
of and the actualization of new hope, new possibility. He pointed to a world and ushered in a world in which all things are made new—including you and I.
For my friends of diverse #traditions
(or no traditions) who don’t share this ancient #story,
the traditions that have arisen around it, or the language we use to express it—-In your native language, in your communities of practice, with your #rituals and traditions—I wish all of you the richest blessings, a kindling of #hope
deep in your #spirit,
a newness of #life,
awe in the face of profound #mystery,
and an irrepressible bone deep #hope
that may serve to connect us all.
The window below is a Tiffany stained glass window designed by Fredrick Wilson (1858-1932). It was part of a Tripartite window series called “the Resurrection” and it’s housed at the Cincinnati art museum. Its one of my favorites and I visit it every year around this time. So on this day I wanted to share something #beautiful
with all of you.