This Easter we are marking the celebrations of the Tridium, the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus in a way never before experienced because of the Coronavirus Covid-19.
The key message of Jesus during his life was one of letting go. “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains alone.” This is about transformation. It does not mean we deny the pain, isolation and abandonment that we are experiencing at this time, but we are invited to embrace and transcend it.
The poem “Easter Blessing” by David Whyte captures the story of resurrection, a journey through the shadow and darkness to the light.
The blessing of the morning light to you,
may it find you even in your invisible
appearances, may you be seen to have risen
from some other place you know and have known
in the darkness and that carries all you need.
May you see what is hidden in you
as a place of hospitality and shadowed shelter,
may that hidden darkness be your gift to give,
may you hold that shadow to the light
and the silence of that shelter to the word of the light,
may you join all of your previous disappearances
with this new appearance, this new morning,
this being seen again, new now, and newly alive.
The story of Easter gently reminds us that the God of Love walks with us through the good days but more significantly that God is with us through the tough days too. When life is difficult and when we really need strength and help, the resurrected Christ is by our side.
May we find in the Risen Christ hope, peace and joy.
The Prayer (w/Lyrics) – Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli