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Friday, April 10, 2020

Practical Resurrection

Once again it is Easter time, historically a sacred time. In long ago ages it was celebrating springtime renewal, welcoming the new growth and possibilities. For centuries it has been remembering God's saving grace, leading ancestors out of slavery. For the last 2,000 years it has also been about Jesus becoming the Christ and showing the way to live and then to life beyond the grave.

In one way or the other, this season has always been about hope, renewal and possibilities. It seems to me that there is a current deep need for this time to be taken to heart.

The early years of the 21st century has its dangers which we are challenged to overcome. Right now we have a long list that cries out for renewal, saving from and rising above. Some are: the pandemic, poverty and hunger and homelessness, political strife, drug addiction, polarized everything, and the usual greed, selfishness, unkindness, etc.

In some ways, the pandemic is awakening compassionate action and old fashioned kindness. You might call it the silver lining, behind every cloud there's a silver lining. But in these challenging times, is it enough to tip the scales and awaken us permanently, or at least send us on a more positive direction?

Humanity has repeatedly had junctures where there were immense possibilities for either good or evil. Our responses in such times have been mixed.

Let us look within to our own highest self, and let it be our commitment to live with the highest light possible leading our way. Let us be all that we can be. Let go of what was or was not and look to what can be. Let that Spark in our souls live freely and fully. Let this be our resurrection time, igniting the Kingdom Within, empowering the best in us to soar.

This is the moment.

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