August 31, 2019

Easter Talk

Talk about death and resurrection is not funeral talk, or speculation about "life after death."  It is rather Easter talk.  It is waiting for and receiving the power of new life, new energy, and freedom, permission to be the real you, permission you have not been willing to receive, the courage to be the faithful church, no longer bogged down in our usual pettiness, the capacity to be a genuinely humane community, overriding our greed, our fear of brutality, "coming home with shouts of joy" (Ps. 126:6).
Walter Brueggemann, A Gospel of Hope