with renewed hope
in a world askew,
still reeling with discord.
We are now Easter people
transformed by the gift of God’s love
in the risen body of Jesus.
Rejoicing, we walk into the future.
is a story
not of life but death,
a mystery of faith
because Jesus is risen
and we believe in His return.
We celebrate His resurrection
not because He lived but that He lives still.
in a powerful way.
Our silence becomes prayer.
Our longing becomes compassion.
What was and is becomes what will be.
The invisible becomes visible.
all of us
with divine love,
yet related to the
entire human family.
We each have unique qualities
which combine to make us different.
Yet in the eyes of God, we are the same.
we can lay
of fear and rancor
at the foot of the cross
and share in the suffering,
proclaiming the resurrection
of Christ to a world in need of hope.
Let our faith emerge from the tomb renewed.
Week calls us
to sway like palms
in the spring breezes,
to be vulnerable
to Divine abundant love,
to see suffering in the world,
to lay down our desire for power,
and to open our hearts to God’s kingdom.
ken the deepness
of pain suffered by
those whose experience
I don’t fully understand.
Their pain emanates from darkness
searching for love, compassion and grace.
Pain, which has a voice needing to be heard.
for forgiveness narrow.
The path forward seems hopeless.
Stand your ground, but lean in, open
the heart to a wider perspective.
The past may not change but the future will.
allows me to
show love to others.
If I cannot see past
anger, hate, and division
in my own heart, there is no way
I can act with grace and compassion.
I must be this change I wish for the world.