April 17, 2022
Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling
WTS Board Member; Wesley Council Donor; Bishop, Baltimore Washington UMC
What of the Resurrection?
Christ is resent! Christ is risen, indeed!
We have gathered to end our fasts, resurrect our shouts of “Hallelujah!” and fill our sacred spaces with the festive colors of Easter.
And the question arises today as it has arisen for generations before us, are we living the resurrection?
What of the resurrection if the lives of real human beings are not transformed?
What of the Resurrection if the hungry remain without bread?
What of the Resurrection if the prisons
of oppression yet overflow?
What of the Resurrection if the voiceless still cry out for justice
against a cacophony of silent indifference?
What of the Resurrection if the marginalized
are only pushed further onto the margins?
What of the Resurrection if wars continue
to ravage cities and souls without care of the cost?
What of the Resurrection if the blood of the innocent
still runs warm down hot streets?
What of the Resurrection if the homeless cannot find shelter
even under the archway of a sanctuary?
What of the Resurrection if the saved simply continue to
color within the lines drawn by the hands of the privileged and powerful?
What of the Resurrection if the empty tomb
simply becomes a tourist destination?
Justice rose with all power.
Mercy rose with all power.
Reconciliation rose with all power.
The Resurrection has power.
That power has been imparted to us.
Through that power, how have we been changed?
With that power, what have we transformed?
May we live the Resurrection!