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?"
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.
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.
We are not alone; we belong to God and nothing—abandonment, thirst, or cross—can separate us from God's love.
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."
As Death haunts us, stalks us, and undoes us and all whom we love, Easter carries us.
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.
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 [...]
Jesus, in the midst of the unimaginable and intolerable injustice, musters the courage to forgive the unforgivable.
Art, scripture, and poetry to guide the day.
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!
What's possibly "good" about Good Friday, a day of violence, when the worst side of human nature is on grotesque display?
Mark D. Roberts
Reflections, questions for further thought, and prayer for each of the traditional seven last words of Christ from the cross.
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?
Poetry remembering that week that seemed so unholy.
In a land where Christ-worship is neither common nor safe, I was astonished by the way Christians in India celebrate the Easter season.
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.