by: Gillian Ford
Contributor: Rev. Lee Anderson-Harris
Greetings Easter People! We are people of hope; we believe that new life is possible, because Christ defeated death and the power of sin and lives on. The Resurrection is as powerful today as it was to the very first believers. This is the belief that has been passed on to generation after generation. But the power is not found merely in words and hymns and Easter rituals. It remains powerful because it is experienced again and again. People believe in the mystery of the Resurrection because it is something worth believing in. And when someone experiences new life, they can’t help but share it with others!
In my message on Sunday, I will talk about tradition…how it shapes our faith, and how our experiences keep it alive. It is the first sermon in a new series entitled Interpreting Life. For those who are familiar with the Wesleyan Quadrilateral (scripture, tradition, reason, experience), some of the sermon titles will ring a bell. But do you need to know or even use the term “quadrilateral” to find meaning in these concepts along your faith journey? No! More about that answer this week.
Speaking of tradition, the second Sunday of Easter is also known as Holy Humor or Bright Sunday in many Christian faith traditions. So wherever you are this Sunday, may you experience the good gifts of joy and laughter…especially if you could really use it right now!
Easter blessings to you.