Allowing for mystery
"True mystery cannot be discovered, only revealed; and even after revelation, what has been revealed cannot be explained to others."
This Easter, Pastor Renee reminds us that Jesus' death and resurrection took place around Passover, and connects the mystery of Easter to the mystery of the Exodus story. She invites us to be present: to notice pain, to understand our resistance to liberation, and to hold the paradox of a people free, but not yet free and here, but not yet here.
Regarding the healing and the liberation of Easter, she reminds us that "before we can be released from pain, we need first to see that we are in pain." The three questions she asks are 1) where do you see pain on a daily basis? 2) where do you notice the pain of others who are distant from you? and 3) where are you experiencing pain?
Pastor Renee concludes with a blessing from Jan Richardson, which can be found on her Easter blog post: http://paintedprayerbook.com/2019/04/21/easter-sunday-where-resurrection-begins/