What a glorious day to celebrate new life and to participate in the Easter Flower Ceremony. The story of Easter is about overcoming. Jesus denied that crucifixion – as physically, humanly powerful as it was – had no power over Him – over His Truth. Crucifixion is juxtaposed with resurrection – you can’t get to resurrection without crucifixion! The glory of the Easter story is the glorious resurrection, reminding us that we, too, can overcome and not get stuck in our worldly challenges.
We hold the story of Easter metaphysically: laying down any “crosses” we may be carrying, and rolling away the “stones” that inhibit the Truth of our being. We rise like the sun over the horizon to a new day and a new life; to the life we are born to live – free and unencumbered!
The Easter story is our story. And today we celebrated our overcoming – our newness of life.