Relics are things which beg to be pondered. They ask us to consider what these objects, images, and artifacts meant to those who created and used them, and then what relevance they have for us today.
Sadly, Christian history doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to speaking truth to power, and challenging the privilege associated with empire.
… abiding in Christ is never simply a quiet, restful experience. It is always a dying to be reborn, a deep delving and rooting so that new, green shoots appear.
Who are the “Ninevites” and “Queens of the South” these days—outsiders who recognize the wisdom of Jesus’ teachings and turn in the right direction even when the self-titled Christ-followers do not?
How about you? Where have you experienced the world with resurrection eyes?
Jesus prays for us. I suppose it should not be surprising that this is how Jesus chose to spend his quickly dwindling time. And, yet, it is incredibly humbling to sit with this knowledge.
We have not yet broken the pattern of the tomb! How will we ever get free?
He is risen, the focus message of Easter and all the little Easters that come after it. We celebrate it all year, so why not use the phrase at least during the official liturgical season?
To love is to put your tenderest self out in the world like a spring flower sending up fresh green shoots. Sometimes we will become beautiful daffodils and sometimes the deer will eat us.
“Can these bones live?” asks God. Ezekiel says, “you know, O Lord God.”
How can alleluia and doubt exist side-by-side?
by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller Christ is risen! Alleluia! Can you hear the shouts? Can you feel the joy? The screams…
But, something funny happened at the tomb…