May all of you who are going through some sort of crucifixion right now, take heart. For resurrection is right around the corner.
When we have fallen deep into struggle or pain, it can be hard to remember that life is truly eternal. Just when things seem darkest, there is a seed getting ready to push its way up through the earth. The time of incubation is ending … the flowering is near.
No matter what our faith tradition, we have in common the experience of loss, grieving, acceptance and resurrection. We are connected through our shared humanity, not our beliefs. My experience is yours and yours is mine. So today, I stand in solidarity with you … my arms are interlocked with yours … our faces are turned toward the sun. Onward and upward. We are Jesus overcoming death … we are the phoenix bird rising from the ashes.
So, we get up and suit up and prepare to step into a greater experience of living than ever before. We have been transformed. We are stronger and more compassionate than ever before. We are gentler and wiser and more accepting. Love has dispelled the darkness and taken over our hearts. Alleluia!
23 Mar 2016