Celebrating the Easter Mystery with Christ
But when Christ is revealed –
and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.
Lent is a time when the Holy Spirit draws us into the wilderness, and gives us an opportunity to to become aware of some of the weeds in our life and unhealthy roots of habits and dysfunction that have taken room in our life. It’s also a time to nurture forgotten seeds to service, prayer and love. A time to consider the quiet strongholds that stop us from fully being revealed. Lent has come to an end and now in the liturgical calendar we immerse ourselves in the celebration and joy of Easter!
On the first day of the week, at first light, the women came to the tomb bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled back from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.”—Luke 24:1–2
What we begin to understand during Easter is that despite the efforts of Lent or the private nudge that still continued to tell us that there was something to accomplish during Lent, the bigger idea of Easter is revealed. Jesus is revealed as the Christ. Individual endeavors are replaced by a participation in what we call the ‘Body of Christ’. Our own revelation of goodness, love, and beauty is so big that it is only brought into completion in the wider revelation of Christ.
Yes, resurrection is saying something about Jesus, but it is also saying a lot about us, which is even harder to believe. It is saying that we also are larger than life, Being Itself, and therefore made for something good, united, and beautiful. Our code word for that is heaven. Fr Richard Rohr
In Risen Jesus we come to find that our wounds and sufferings brought about by our self or others are all held in a resurrected state of divinity and it shows us how we can be a revealtion of the glory of God daily. The tangible suffering and earthy reality is turned into light!
He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power for the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:4
I hope this Lent has bore fruit in your relationships, awareness and prayer. As we continue to learn and grow I pray that we continue to be revealed in God’s glory and light as daughters of God.
By Charlene Ogu