A Bridge to Unity

March 27, 2016
Easter Sunday

Easter beckons us to build bridges to unity, bridges to a distant shore where common ground is found and peace prevails. Easter is a time of healing, a time for us to embody Christ’s work of reconciliation.

Our very woundedness is waiting to be transformed into compassion. Our emotional and physical pain helps us understand and respond to the suffering of another. Compassion is as elegant as any cathedral.

At Easter, we proclaim in song that “Christ is risen.” And he truly has. But yet, when we look at the reality of the world around us, we see death and destruction, revenge and retaliation. Our culture of death dominates our spirit of life. We have lost our prophetic voice and we no longer defend the stranger, the widow, and the orphan, those who are hurting and have no voice.

The slums of Haiti exist because we as the human family have forgotten God and turned our backs on God’s children. We need to share our time, our treasure, our love with the chronically poor. Jesus wants us to give our lives away. This is Gospel giving. In giving of ourselves, Christ is truly risen.

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2 Responses to “A Bridge to Unity”


  1. 1 friardad March 27, 2016 at 5:21 am

    GERRY, “it was the Best of times and the Worst of times!” These are truly some of the toughest times in all of human history for FAITH, most of all because of the hideous atrocities being committed in the Name of GOD! It is COMFORT BEYOND WORDS to know that PEOPLE LIKE YOU are out there, daily slapping the Collective Doubting Thomas in the face with tender proofs that the RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE are REAL, that The Christ is Quite Alive and Well (though still aching) AND OUT THERE FOR THE TOUCHING, the hugging,the LOVING AND THE BEING LOVED!!!! Peace to you and your Haiti Family. Happy EASTER. WE LOVE YOU. Mike your Knucklehead Brother

  2. 2 Elizabeth Graham March 27, 2016 at 6:08 am

    AMEN! Your words remind us of the real meaning of Easter.


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