If we can mourn, if we are vulnerable, if we can contemplate and forgive and act, we can be community and be comforted. Individuals can get on with their lives, somewhat healed, somewhat more able to heal others. Organizations and nations can get beyond the fixations that bind them to the same old wheel of error. If we can mourn, death and diminishment become more graced and graceful; and we gather new life together, life more profound for having embraced the unavoidable pain.
Our comfort then is resurrection. Today.
~Sister Evelyn Mattern, “Blessed are You”
Blessings of this Easter Season from the NC Council of Churches
Jennie, Liz, Chris, Susannah, Joy, Shannon, Rose, Ashley, Aleta, Jennifer, Steve, Sandy, Nicole, Austin, Brian, Hana, and Sandrine