Easter: My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout!
Yes, the Romans were able to kill Jesus. But they could not stop him. Jesus resurrected. Jesus came back to life. Hatred and cruelty and violence can destroy many people. But they cannot destroy the principles of hope, faith, love and justice for which Jesus stands. These principles reside in every single one of us, as we are made in the image of God. God has planted these seeds in us, and they can grow, and fill our lives to overflowing if we tend to them. Real plants need water, soil, and sunlight to thrive. We need the Word of God; the water, bread and wine of the sacraments; and our Christian community to help hope, faith, love and justice thrive in us.
Rev. Kristin Luana Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA.
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