It’s really hard that living the Gospel and
following Jesus means that we are willing
to encounter the injustices in
society and experience poverty.
It’s not easy that being Easter people-
living up to the resurrection-
means that we allow ourselves
to encounter the uncomfortable
places in our lives and our world.
Loving Jesus makes a mess.
We get into the ugly, awful
places of our lives and societies.
Layered into tombs and crosses,
beautiful newness and Easter
As we allow ourselves
to encounter the stories
of the Truth,
we open ourselves
to encounters with the mysteries
of God’s goodness.
We are united in the mess.
Together we celebrate
the awesomeness of God’s love.
Amen! Alleluia! Amen!