Easter 2019 video: Where do you see new life?

Dear Friends,

I invite you to watch KAIROS’ 2019 Easter video: Where do you see new life? Please share it with your family, friends, congregation and community. Post it on Facebook or tweet it. If you attend a church, consider showing it there or sharing it on your community’s e-list! DONATE to KAIROS!

On behalf of KAIROS’ Steering Committee, Circles, staff, partners, and network, I thank you for all the ways you support us. Peace to you this Easter season.

Jennifer Henry,
Executive Director, KAIROS

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I grew up in a place where you can see resurrection. On Treaty 1 territory, some people call it spring. But the mystery of the delicate purple crocus breaking through ice and snow, towards new life—miraculous, transformative. That looks like resurrection to me.

I haven’t forgotten The Resurrection—the powerful truth at the centre of Christian faith that death is not the last word. But I do want to tie a gentle thread from that earthshaking, faith restoring Jesus-moment, to the ordinary resurrections that are here. That are now—if we invite our spirit to see them.

Where do we see new life? In families. In communities. In countries. In our aching world. Where do we recognize Easter moments? If you find them, go and tell. Tell me. Tell us. Let’s tell each other. Because some of us only see cold, and hard, and pain and death.

I see new life in the students striking for climate justice or gun control. Determined to have a future, when so many of us seem to have given up.

I recognize it in resilience of the peacemakers over the cynics in South Sudan. Could this fragile peace be a new beginning?

I hear it in Indigenous resurgence—languages, cultures and world views that resist and thrive.

I experience it in the Creator’s work—in the “green” that pushes through scorched ground, in the rivers that renew, in the species that revive—when we practise relationship instead of domination.

Where do you see new life?

This year, may the telling of the Easter story open our senses anew. May we look and listen for resurrections. And, when we discover new life, as the women did that Easter morn, may we go and tell.

May we inspire ourselves and others—to see, to claim, to be that newness. Impossible new life in the face of the world’s despair.

My friends, Christ is risen. Risen indeed. Alleluia. And Happy Easter from all of us at KAIROS.

Filed in: Executive Director, Spirited Reflections


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