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VIAGRADoes your resurrection need a viagra?

Easter Sunday can feel like a one night stand,
and I am not referring to people who make one of there 2 yearly visits to Church.
I am referring to Christians who think Easter is just a Holliday on the Calendar.

Resurrection isn’t an event, it’s a beginning.
Of course we struggle with that idea because we like everything to be an event,
so we can venerate it and memorialize it into some sacred moment in our life that we end up comparing everything else too.
This thinking limits the power of our experiences to move us forward
and instead they hold us back.
Jesus was more than an event planner.
But we like our events…
We like salvation to be an event, a date and time on our knees at the front of a church,
We want marriage to be an event that can only take place between a man and a women at an alter….but thats not a marriage, that’s a wedding.
We think these are all events that exist in space in time….and for many thats all they’ll ever be.

But Resurrection desires to be more than an event.

Events are limited to our ability to remember them correctly.
But the resurrection of Jesus is more than just one of these.
It is something that lives. It didn’t just happen, it happens.
Jesus rises from our dead hearts every time we allow life where there was only death.                                                             Resurrection happens when we forgive, and when we ask to be forgiven.                                                                                     Easter Sunday happens when we let go of our prejudice and hate – when we embrace our Gay, or muslim or unbelieving friends and family with arms of resurrection not death.  Easter is more than an event, it is a beginning,….a direction….a movement.                                    That leads into a transformation.  It desires to be wrapped up in mystery and wonder.

This new beginning was a doorway into a whole new world of seeing everything with new eyes.
In the months and years after the first Easter
we watch the movement of resurrection begin it’s transforming work.
The book of Acts records the journey into a new world of tastes and sights.
Christ rises in new friendships that were once thought unclean,
in the breaking of bread and bacon.
This resurrection needs no pill to keep it up,
because love…, real love….resurrection love
always rises.

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