Our role as witnesses

Your life as a Christian should make non-believers question their disbelief.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Easter is a wonderful season to reflect on our role as witnesses. Resurrection was not just an event over two thousand years ago, but is a present lived reality in the life of everyone following Jesus’ way. Too often resurrection has been seen as one box on the list of beliefs to tick off rather than a lived reality – that death and death-dealing forces of this world have been defeated. Resurrection is also an inner experience capable of surprising us again and again when we might think we are finished, a situation is hopeless, that systems of oppression can never be overturned, or that nothing new can happen. As we attend to resurrection and live as resurrection people, we are witnessing to our own personal transformation. When the world sees transformed people, it creates seekers after that same truth and goodness. However fervently we may talk about our beliefs, or point to our faithful church attendance, our faith is worth little to ourselves or others unless it actively informs our moment-by-moment choices.  We are called to witness to resurrection by the way we live and the way we love one another.
Where in our time and place is our witness to the hope and possibility of resurrection needed most?
Grace and peace,

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