Sunday, April 4, 2010

Like It Or Not

At Easter services today, the Minister said something that really stuck with me. Whether you like it or not, Spring is here - a resurrection of sorts has begun. After the long dark winter, the Earth has come back. Many UUs cringe at the word resurrection. It is such a weighted term, with deep meanings, that we don't think of how it can apply to our lives. Sure, I don't believe in the resurrection of Christ. But all I have to do is look outside and see that a resurrection is happening all around me. The world is waking up after a long rest. It is hard not to feel the joy in the brightening of the world. I would say to my fellow non-Christians, go with it. Celebrate this reawakening. Resurrections come in many forms and honoring the one that speaks to you is one of life's great gifts.


Bridgett said...

That was the homily at our vigil mass this year: Easter is...Easter is when the doctor says your cancer is gone...Easter is when your son calls you after a 5 year estrangement...Easter is (etc).

findingmygrounduu said...

Resurrection does feel a bit loaded after leaving Christianity, and my transition to Easter as a UU has certainly focused on spring as rebirth and reawakening.

Easter dinner (my first officially divorced) I found this writing from Molly Fumia in our dinnertime blessing book: "Resurrection. The reversal of what was thought to be absolute. The turning of midnight into dawn, hatred into love, dying into living anew." That hit me hard -- and I needed that hit.

Here's my take on the subject:

Montessori Mama said...

my son called Easter the "Candy Holiday" and it made me sad. Maybe it's my Catholic upbringing...?
And I LOVE your new chalice picture.
PEACE and love,
Happy Spring dear friend.

plaidshoes said...

Jennifer - I can see why he calls it that! Thanks for the compliment on the Chalice. It is a felt one I made for the Spirit Play classroom at church. Now the little ones can "light" their chalice.