April 15, 2021

Apr 15, 2021

Image: Nina Bisognani

The Journey Ahead

In this ‘in-between time’ we walked with Christ and each other with self-reflection, simplicity and forgiveness, through tears, hope, joy and grace.

We experienced the festival of Palm Sunday and the emotions of Christ’s passion, until finally we celebrated an empty cross, an empty tomb, the resurrection.

Now what? 

Where does our journey take us next?

How will we continue to walk on this joyous and difficult road toward a relationship with God?

As we slowly come out of the pandemic, who else, what else will we lose before it is over?  What will the world be like when we emerge?  Will we live our lives differently because of what we went through?

As we witness or experience social injustice in our communities, our country and around the world, how will we respond?  How will we use our voices, our actions, our lives?

C.S. Lewis, the writer and lay theologian, once wrote “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

The sun has risen. The Son is risen. The resurrection is a light to us.  As we continue our journeys, may we not only walk in the light as he is in the light, but also reflect that light.  May people see the risen Christ in us.

– Barbara Ryther