The Beauty of Easter

The beauty of Easter is that Love Wins – Love has won, Love will always win …

We enter into a Season of New Beginnings, the Hope of things to come … and Love extends to all and is for all, that is the Miracle of Easter. And I am not very “churchy” anymore but this quote from Rob Bell really hits home with me especially when you consider how many people will make there once a year pit stop at church tomorrow and stand to be judged by the “faithful,” but is judgement the message of Easter? I think not …

“If the gospel isn’t good news for everybody, then it isn’t good news for anybody. And this is because the most powerful things happen when the church surrenders its desire to convert people and convince them to join. It is when the church gives itself away in radical acts of service and compassion, expecting nothing in return, that the way of Jesus is most vividly put on display. To do this, the church must stop thinking about everybody primarily in categories of in or out, saved or not, believer or nonbeliever. Besides the fact that these terms are offensive to those who are the “un” and “non”, they work against Jesus’ teachings about how we are to treat each other. Jesus commanded us to love our neighbor, and our neighbor can be anybody. We are all created in the image of God, and we are all sacred, valuable creations of God. Everybody matters.”

– Rob Bell

So let’s pause a moment and take on the challenge presented to us … living a life of  “radical acts of service and compassion,” extending grace even when it seems undeserved because Love Wins for all of us not just some of us, that is the message of Easter …

Love, New Beginnings, & Blessings to you …

xo

Leah 

 

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