This is the night … Love wins.

From the Service of Light in the Easter Liturgy:

    This is the night when of old you saved our fathers,
    delivering the people of Israel from their slavery,
    and leading them dry-shod through the sea.

    This is the night when Jesus Christ vanquished hell
    and rose triumphant from the grave.

    This is the night when all who believe in him are freed from sin
    and restored to grace and holiness.

    Most blessed of all nights,
    when wickedness is put to flight and sin is washed away,
    lost innocence regained, and mourning turned to joy.

    Night truly blessed, when heaven is wedded to earth
    and all creation reconciled to God!

In the midst of the economic downturn, with ordinary people across the globe hurting and fews glimmers of hope on the horizon, the proclamation of Jesus’ resurrection seems foolish. What does it mean in the world of babel and mammon to affirm that Love wins? I plan to continue pursuing that question. I know the answers aren’t simple, and there is much to learn from both theology and economics. But today (Easter) I simply affirm the mystery of faith — Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again.


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