The Easter story is about the possibility of joy and victory on the other side of terrible sorrow and humiliating defeat. Jesus of Nazareth was seen by his people as a liberator and a prophet. He was hoped to be the one destined to throw off Roman oppression, but all those hopes and dreams were dashed when Jesus was arrested and executed.
A new story appeared, though, of resurrection and a different kind of freedom.
In lives that too often bring real sorrow and tragedy, what kind of hope can we have for our own return to light from times of darkness? Today, we celebrate, not miracles, but real-life resurrection!
Presented jointly by Revd. Andy Pakula and Revd. Sara Ascher, Executive Director of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists.
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