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“I need the Resurrection because…”

March 29, 2013
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The Resurrection, Gustave Doré (1832–1883)

The Resurrection, Gustave Doré (1832–1883)

Via Patheos, a beautiful Easter reflection from pastor and blogger Kara Root:

I need the Resurrection
because my sister is sick
and can’t afford insurance,
because I’ve told a weeping Haitian mom,
“No, I can’t take your son home with me.”
because I’ve been rushed off a Jerusalem street
so a robot could blow up a bag that could’ve blown up us.
because I’ve exploded
in rage
and watched their tiny faces cloud with hurt.
because evil is pervasive
and I participate.
I need the Resurrection
because it promises
that in the end
all wrongs are made right.
Death loses.
Hope triumphs.
And Life and Love
Prevail.

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