Easter opening words

All stories are true—and some of them actually happened.
The story that Jesus was resurrected,
that he was seen walking around,
and heard speaking,
after the Romans had executed him,
may not have actually happened,
but it *is* a true reflection
of our human desire for more life.

The story also reflects
our true need for transformation in other ways.
Many of us want to change our lives,
to be *different* in the world.
Many of us want to be stronger, or kinder,
or more disciplined or more daring.

Whatever transformation we seek,
Easter morning reminds us that it is possible.
For the next sixty minutes, and for the rest of our lives,
may we realize the transformation inside us.

So may we be.

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  • SM


    I’m not sure where I first encountered it, but somewhere along the way I’ve come to understand that the promise to Abram/Abraham was, at its core, a promise of more life. I think it might have been Josipovici’s The Book of God: A Reader’s Response.

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