And Jesus said to them . . .“I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” —John 10:10
Easter with its promise of abundant life is upon us!
As followers of Jesus, we profess to be an Easter people, to see the world with new eyes, to risk boldly, love generously, and give joyfully. Franciscan priest Fr. Richard Rohr says,
Easter isn’t celebrating a one-time miracle as if it only happened in the body of Jesus and we’re all here to cheer for Jesus. Easter is not just the final chapter of Jesus’ life, but the final chapter of history. Death does not have the last word!
Our Easter hope gives us courage to overcome fear and enables us to transcend the circumstances and choices that entomb us and allow us to enter into new life here and now. In life and in death, Jesus modeled this generosity and transformation for followers then and now.
I hope you’ll attend our special online Holy Week services. You may want to send a link along to a friend or family member who may be searching for a faith community.
You should receive an envelope for special gifts of love this Easter (you may also make your special Easter offering online at dayspringumc.org/give). Easter is a time of thanksgiving for the life of Jesus and the good news of God’s love for all creation. Dayspring strives to continue this mission to make the world more peaceful, just, compassionate and inclusive. Your gift, which may be made in honor or memory of a loved one, will help Dayspring continue to live out this mission.