Prayer & Praise
We give thanks for the gift of Easter that runs beyond our explanations, beyond our categories of reason, even more, beyond the sinking sense of our own lives.
We know about the powers of death, powers that persist among us, powers that drive us from you, and from our neighbor, and from our best selves.
We know about the powers of fear and greed and anxiety, and brutality and certitude. powers before which we are helpless.
And then you … you at dawn, unquenched, you in the darkness, you on Saturday, you who breaks the world to joy.
Yours is the kingdom … not the kingdom of death,
Yours is the power … not the power of death,
Yours is the glory … not the glory of death.
Yours … You … and we give thanks for the newness beyond our achieving.
Walter Brueggemann. Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: The Prayers of Walter Brueggemann (p. 161). Kindle Edition.