What can bring us peace when everything conspires to rob us of it?
Nearly 2,000 years later, the first Easter continues to provide lasting peace in the hearts of Christians.
“The resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us the greatest hope of all,” said Rev. Ben Lowell of Paulding United Methodist Church. “God knows what is going through our minds, he knows our sins and yet he still loves us. That’s pretty good news.”
Lowell called Easter a time of new beginnings and changed hearts.
“Easter tells us that life is stronger than death, that love is stronger than hate. It reminds us that today’s troubles are temporary. Even death is temporary.”
The celebrant at the Easter Vigil I attended quoted Jaroslav Pelikan at the end of his homily.
If the Resurrection is not true, nothing else matters. If the Resurrection is true, nothing else matters.