(To those that celebrate it, especially beyond the eggs and candy.) Someone asked an entertainer last night that I went to see what he was going to do on Resurrection Sunday. I’m thinking this had to be a setup, right? The entertainer was Jewish. He said all he knew was that Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead.
Do we really know that? Or was his victory over death the act of choosing to do what he believed he had to do, knowing it would lead him to death? How often do we remain silent, unmoving, or turn away, thinking or knowing that if we act, it will result in our own death?
Difficult to understand that it requires the final step to realize this, but that is the ultimate redemptive step. My reflection for today is here.
It’s a step people take every day, but you don’t hear about it. Although lately I’ve realized that today’s youth are much more connected to tragedy and triumph around the world than we were when I was growing up. It’s both a blessing and a weight.
I’ve watched the positive side as the chorus of voices has brought justice and change to discouraging situations. It engages people in a far more personal way than all their ‘friends’ in cyberspace can.
Jesus gave his life for what he believed in. Every day someone does the same. Every day, others run from it, as Judas depicts. The price of passion.
I was telling someone today, your life is like a bank account. You come into this world with a zero balance, and you check out the same. And your life is a series of deposits and withdrawals, but in the end, it always balances to zero. You can share your joy in the God spirit with others, or you can hoard it. Only one way multiplies it beyond measure.
It is a time to rejoice!