He is risen!
One of great things about following a liturgical calendar is that it takes you through highs and lows, from the Passion to the Pentecost. One of the problems with the liturgical year is that it can distract us from the reality that Christ is risen always, despite whatever the liturgical calendar says.
So what about that? I hope that your Lent helped you focus on you, and how God is at work in your life. Now it’s time to focus on God, and what is doing around the world.
It might not seem like God is actually up to much. Everywhere, it seems, authoritarianism and the not only unfettered but encouraged corporate raiding is challenging the democratic ideals of free peoples everywhere. It seems that the law has begun to apply differently to the wealthy than to everyone else.
Now is the time for us to remember that God has a different project than democracy. All things find their end in the reigning of Jesus. Now it’s time for us to ask—what does Jesus’ reign mean for me? How do I serve the ruler of all things? That might mean democracy; it might mean sacrifice.
Now is the time for us to find out.
The Reverend John Flack