Resurrection: It’s Not Just For Jesus

Second Sunday of Easter, Year A1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31May 1, 2011 Christ is risen. Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!   Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen.   Resurrection. It’s not just last Sunday’s news. And it’s not just something that happensContinue reading “Resurrection: It’s Not Just For Jesus”

“Lord, if you had been here …”

The problem with suffering is that it defies all what we think we know about God – that God has the power to heal, and that God is all-loving. We experience God’s love at times, and God’s power at other times. But there are plenty of times when we don’t feel either. No power. No love. Just absence.

Our temptation: to trust sin more than we trust God

Let our focus this Lent be not on our sin but on God’s love, not on our death but on the life God promises to us, and to all people. For sin and death, and our preoccupation with both, pale in comparison to God’s promises of life and love for all.