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Devotional Reflections of Easter

Holy Week offers a full panoply of opportunities for spiritual reflection, including thoughts on Jesus’ Seven Last Words, on his prayer at Gethsemane, the Via Dolorosa and the development of the Stations of the Cross, the Maundy Thursday Last Supper, and more.


 

Passover and Easter: Celebrations of Violence?

Passover and Easter: Celebrations of Violence?

Roger Gottlieb

We would be far better off forgetting the objective question of whether these stories actually happened and, instead, concentrating on the spiritual one. Not "What is true?" but, "How am I living?"

Easter: Practicing Resurrection of the Body

Easter: Practicing Resurrection of the Body

Christine Valters Paintner

What does it mean for us to not just say we believe in a resurrected life, but to truly practice resurrection? Here are some practices for returning "home" to your body.

God Loves Somebody Like Me: Reflections on Holy Week

God Loves Somebody Like Me: Reflections on Holy Week

Bruce Epperly

Before there was a cross, there was the love that brought forth the universe, evolved galaxies, and moved through each conception. God's eye is on the sparrow, the lilies of the field, and us.

The Seven Last Words of Christ: A Progressive Vision

The Seven Last Words of Christ: A Progressive Vision

Bruce Epperly

We are not alone; we belong to God and nothing—abandonment, thirst, or cross—can separate us from God's love.

Easter: Waking Up and the

Easter: Waking Up and the "Harrowing of Hades"

Phil Fox Rose

Resurrection is not resuscitation, it's "about breaking out into an entirely new form of life, into a life that is no longer subject to the law of dying and becoming."

Easter Is Coming

Easter Is Coming

Brad Williams

As Death haunts us, stalks us, and undoes us and all whom we love, Easter carries us.

Holy Week and the Mysterious Glory of Our Guide

Holy Week and the Mysterious Glory of Our Guide

Richard Dahlstrom

Jesus went it alone so that, rising from the dead, he could join my journey and go the distance with me, enabling me to achieve summits I'd never achieve otherwise.

Harnessing the Darkness

Harnessing the Darkness

Alyce McKenzie

As Easter approaches a lot of people are under the mistaken belief that being a Christian means living in a state of untroubled emotional bliss. They may feel that periods of anxiety and depression make one repellent to God. They may feel that they should not even attempt to scale the Kilimanjaro spiritual heights of [...]

Unforgiving Jesus on the Cross

Unforgiving Jesus on the Cross

David Henson

Jesus, in the midst of the unimaginable and intolerable injustice, musters the courage to forgive the unforgivable.

Reflections for Holy Monday

Reflections for Holy Monday

Micha Boyett

Art, scripture, and poetry to guide the day.

What Kind of Easter People Are We?

What Kind of Easter People Are We?

Kimberly Knight

When we can respond to God's RADICAL grace with equivalent love and grace for all our sisters and brothers on this big damn blue marble then and only then will we truly be Easter people who will be lifted from the tomb of fear and darkness to declare—Christ has risen, Christ has risen indeed!

For Goodness' Sake

For Goodness' Sake

Erin Wathen

What's possibly "good" about Good Friday, a day of violence, when the worst side of human nature is on grotesque display?

The Seven Last Words of Christ

The Seven Last Words of Christ

Mark D. Roberts

Reflections, questions for further thought, and prayer for each of the traditional seven last words of Christ from the cross.

The Book of Easter

The Book of Easter

David Matthew Brown

In the Easter story we are always told to keep walking and moving, trusting in the presence of love. Jesus called that presence Father, Eckhart Tolle calls it now, Rumi calls it love, call it what you will, but spring is upon us, life is made new.  IF you could resurrect yourself, what would that look like?

A Wild Week in the Landscape of the Universe

A Wild Week in the Landscape of the Universe

Wendy Murray

Poetry remembering that week that seemed so unholy.

Hosanna in Hindustan

Hosanna in Hindustan

Ruth Malhotra

In a land where Christ-worship is neither common nor safe, I was astonished by the way Christians in India celebrate the Easter season.

Holy Week and Hungry for Change

Holy Week and Hungry for Change

Micha Boyett

I feel like the liturgy has rescued my faith time and again because it runs deep, because I've been learning to pray true things no matter what my insides are screaming.

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