Resurrection is a welcome not a weapon,
Jesus resurrected brought a holy presence,
To a world that said to some people, “You belong to God”,
And to others, “you don’t”.
Jesus turned the finger pointed in condemnation,
Into a welcoming embrace that disregards easy judgements.
Resurrection is the testimony of the Lazarus friendship,
Taking me to the searing pain of separation,
The sobs that belong to this life,
Are reminders of the hope trhat resurrection brings,
When the shore of this life meets with the ocean’s edge,
Lifting my eyes to a limitless horizon that draws me to eternity.
Resurrection invites me to new life,
No one can argue with the everyday encounters,
Witnesses to the presence on the Emmaus road,
Walking alongside me in the busyness of today,
A conversation that began two thousand years ago,
Inviting me to hear the words of the Beloved,
Together sharing the loved stories that we know so well.