Dear Friends in Christ,
Most of the New Testament, by volume of text, is not about the life of Jesus. That’s just the gospels. Most of the New Testament is made up a letters and other literature that explore something related to Jesus: what it’s like to live as a Christian after the resurrection.
This is our question now: what it’s like to live as a Christian after the resurrection. As we come back to life—in all kinds of ways—what do we want that life to look like?
The answer to this question is long and complicated, and I want to think about it in more detail in coming weeks. But I have one beginning of an answer: that resurrection life should include surprise and joy.
And here’s two opportunities for those things:
- BINGO! It’s silly and easy and requires nothing other than a sense of fun and a Zoom link. Our J2A group is offering bingo this Sunday—and you need to sign up by tomorrow (Friday, April 9). I encourage you to support our young people and to have a good time while doing it.
- Come by the river. I have been starting to hold “out of office” hours, and during Easter I’d like to do it at different sites by the Potomac River. It’s a sign to me of the water of life that we all depend upon. Come join me Friday, April 9! From 5:00-6:00 p.m., I’ll be hanging out at Gravelly Point. Bring a camp chair and a snack, if you want, and we can watch the planes take off and talk about whatever is on your mind.
Wishing you an Eastertide full of the mystery of life and joy.
Yours in Christ,