Have we lost the wonder and awe of our spiritual ancestors because we know the story too well?
Has dynamic faith been replaced with dull discipleship?
We have been re-created for love, for joy, for zeal and for gratitude, “gladly enduring anything, however hard, in order to be free of death and of this life in the midst of death.” We have been granted the freedom to be truly alive. Those icons of the resurrection, showing the risen Jesus taking Adam and Eve by the hand to lead them from the place of the dead, is a pale representation of what each of us has experienced.
Like the first Christians, we have to unpack that experience, discerning grace and life in the many little miracles of our day-to-day lives. Just as it was for Peter and Mary and John, living Easter is not about being a little better than we’ve been in the past. Easter-life means the freedom and life restored to us by Jesus shines through and that something of God and of heaven — something holy — is growing within us.
Seek. Hope. Pray. Love. And above all else, live.