The stories after Easter share a common thread. Jesus followers don’t always recognize him, not at first. Jesus is alive, but the Jesus who has risen is also changed. Jesus is back, but life is not exactly as it once was.
At Easter, we don't proclaim that Jesus survived. The distinction is important. Because every time we proclaim Alleluia Christ is Risen!, we defiantly announce a joyful and frightening message. God has undone the sinful powers that estrange us from one another. God has come back to untie us from our death-dealing ways.
https://youtu.be/RMuhSHiBncs Whatever brought you to Holy Communion this morning, we are glad that you are here. Some of you are here because your parents made you come. That’s a good thing. It’s good to build up good will with your folks. You might need it later. Some of you are here because you heard we’re... Continue Reading →