243 – Easter Challenges – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Easter Sunday has passed … but has the Easter season passed? In this season between Easter and Ascension Day and Pentecost it is a good time to think about how we can live as “Easter people.” What can we learn during this time? It was time of learning for the first disciples and can be for us also.

Let me share a brief quote I recently came across,

“We get used to ‘knowing’ in a particular way. We are uneasy with things we can’t master or that don’t match our categories. We’re always trying to fit things into time, space, matter ; even when we encounter something utterly new like ‘dark matter’ or particles that we know only by their traces, we want to fit them in to some familiar conceptual framework. But the resurrection of Christ cannot be fitted in like that. It is not something that we can master; it is only something we can receive. We can only let it transform us and our whole way of thinking and seeing and being. In a sense, we find the resurrection difficult not because we are so earth bound – the whole of creation sings it; it is because we are so self-bound, we see only the problematic absence of the empty tomb.”

from; James Harvey, http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20130330_1.htm

I fear some of us may have “fit” the resurrection into categories we understand and are too comfortable with it. We are so comfortable it has become familiar, and easy to deal with.

It should never be easy to deal with. It should always challenge us to open our lives to what is beyond our reach and our understanding.

How in these days of Easter will the resurrection challenge you to see beyond into God’s vision of life?

{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}


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