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April 8, 2012

It’s A Good Year For Resurrections

Today, is Resurrection Sunday, or as it’s more commonly called, Easter Sunday. I’ve been half joking, for the past few weeks, that it’s a good year for resurrections. When I look back six months or so, it feels like I’ve travelled back from the land of the dead! Easter is, for most Christians, a far […]

Today, is Resurrection Sunday, or as it’s more commonly called, Easter Sunday. I’ve been half joking, for the past few weeks, that it’s a good year for resurrections. When I look back six months or so, it feels like I’ve travelled back from the land of the dead!

Easter is, for most Christians, a far more important season that Christmas. The journey to the cross and then three days later, the resurrection and the empty tomb are central to the Christian faith. And, the subtle variations in the way Christians interpret those events help explain the differences between Christian traditions and churches.

Resurrection is a powerful idea. It fills us with the hope of overcoming our failures and fears and ultimately, the fear of death. But, as the preachers are often fond of saying, the resurrection only comes after the cross, after the “atonement.”

Atonement is often described in terms of punishment and suffering. Perhaps a better description might be; atonement is a way of asking, “what will it take to be united again?”

We experience the process of atonement all our lives and in all our relationships. We fail, things break down and then we try and seek out unity and harmony again.

So resurrection is not just about overcoming our failures so we can go on with our life. It is about going on, united to everything that makes us feel most alive and full of love.

On this Easter Sunday, I’d like to thank all of you for reading this blog, for writing, commenting and sharing articles and for your encouragement and support during the year. I hope in whatever way you live your life, that you can find atonement, resurrection, unity and love and you can live your life fully and fearlessly.

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Tom Gearheart 11 years ago

Thank you, nice post. God Bless

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