The Easter season is about living into the new reality of the resurrected Christ. The shocking news that death is not the end of the human story takes some reorientation to begin to understand the implications of such a profound truth.
So, Eastertide is where we let this knowledge wash over us,and we begin, with joy,to embrace this new way of living. Everything is different now. We’ll never be the way we were before. Do those statements sound familiar?
They are often said with regret or with sadness, the “woe is me” syndrome. But apply them to Easter, and suddenly they are statements of hope. I Peter says it this way: “By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3 NRSV).
This series allows us to explore this hope and to know it well enough to recognize it when we encounter it in our own communities.
We paired the epistle texts with the psalm for each week to give us a flavor of both the understanding and the experience of hope. So, join us for this journey into the new world of a living hope that is ours in the resurrection as we give thanks to God.