Easter Message: No matter the challenge, with God’s love we rise again, and again, in answering the call of justice.
It’s tempting for many of us, including myself, to live a perpetual Lent. It can be easy to focus on a world full of violence, a society facing unprecedented challenges, and an institutional Church yet to be rebuilt. Series issues in series times, to be sure.
Over the next few days, however, you and I will give witness to Jesus’ powerful journey of transformation on the cross. We will recall and ritualize Christ’s greatest act of love and the total triumph of life over death.
This is not only his transformational journey – but ours as well. The devastation of the crucifixion was no match for God’s love. Likewise, the challenges and struggles we face today are no match for what we can do together when grounded in God’s unconditional love and Jesus’s prophetic example.
No matter the challenge, with God’s love we rise again, and again, in answering the call of justice.
This is our Easter celebration. That love has the last word.
During these most holy days, my prayer for you, and our entire community, is that we can celebrate with joy this inspiring and transformational good news.
In joyful celebration,
Jim FitzGerald, Executive Director