Category: Easter

Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life

There is a certain fear of death that comes from not having lived yet. I had to face it myself when I had cancer a few years ago. I don’t think I was afraid of death at that time, but I also knew I… Continue Reading “Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life”

What Is Resurrection Living?

Christian spirituality means eating together, sharing together, drinking together, talking with each other, receiving each other, experiencing God’s presence through each other, and in doing so, proclaiming the gospel as God’s alternative vision for everyone. – Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza

Enter Into a New Reality – Enter Into Resurrection

You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, build a new reality that makes the existing reality obsolete. – R. Buckminster Fuller

Resurrection – The Great Turning

Cosmic change is not cosmetic change. It is radical, meaning ‘to the root,’ and it will mean the upheaval of our cherished customs and the disposal of stories that have provided the basic framework for our lives. We must not underestimate the enormity of… Continue Reading “Resurrection – The Great Turning”

Easter – The Promise of Resurrection

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. – Martin Luther

God’s Love

Today, on the Feast of Pentecost which signals the end of the Easter Season, I offer a poem offered among the Easter resources from Education for Justice. It was written by Richard Rolle in the14th Century. I appreciate Scott Cairns information that allowed me… Continue Reading “God’s Love”

Reunion

Today’s Easter Poem from Education for Justice is by Scott Cairns. Reunion You know already that the breath moves in and out in order to infuse the heart with the air it craves; as I have said, then recollect your mind, and draw it—and… Continue Reading “Reunion”

Ten Years Later

Today’s Easter Poem from Education for Justice is by David Whyte. Ten Years Later When the mind is clear and the surface of the now still, now swaying water slaps against the rolling kayak, I find myself near darkness, paddling again to yellow Island.… Continue Reading “Ten Years Later”

The Swan

Today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. The Swan Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air – An armful of white blossoms, A perfect… Continue Reading “The Swan”

Optimism

Today’s Easter poem from Education for Justice is by Jane Hirshfield. Optimism More and more I have come to admire resilience. Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a… Continue Reading “Optimism”