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The death to celebrate

April 15, 2017

There is no separating Good Friday from Easter for they are two sides of the same coin. Trying to separate them is like fearing to acknowledge/appreciate the death of a seed in favour of rejoicing over its germination into new life, never one without the other. Jesus’ painful death on that old Friday would be the careful, determined sowing of a lifetime. His very birth, his meticulous exemplary life, his determined sacrificial death share the glory of courage, vision, obedience, service, sacrifice, mercy…Easter is but the crowning moment, the vindication. Although glory lies in the victory shout, the bulk of it rests in the battle overcome. A loss for truth is no loss in the economy of Light, for the rich repayment is inevitable. Easter would naturally follow, what was spectacular was Jesus’ victorious success in laying down his life.

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