In this strange time of social distancing and protecting ourselves from an invisible enemy with very visible consequences, maybe this Easter can teach us something we've been missing.
What if resurrection is really not a miracle at all? What if resurrection was the most natural thing we could possibly believe in? What if it's the most natural thing we could experience?
For centuries, communities of people who follow the ways of Jesus have marked the days of Holy Week in special ways.
So what if we're missing the point of Palm Sunday. What if it's less celebration and more subversion? Not so much a shindig as a scandal?
What do we really know about the Resurrection? What did it mean to the first followers of Jesus, and how does that impact our lives today?
This Sunday at New Wineskins, we'll reflect on the Passion stories that guide our worship of the resurrected Jesus and look behind the scenes to see what deeper significance they might have for us in our present contexts.
Regardless of how we choose to observe Lent, it is primarily a season of focus. Whether we choose to abstain from a thing or a habit for this six weeks, or add a new dimension to our spiritual lives, or engage in some sort of weekly discipline, our goal is to focus on Jesus and the coming remembrance of his crucifixion and resurrection.