Perspective is everything.
If it can’t be set at Easter time, when can it be?
Palm Sunday’s Perspective: “Public testimony concerning Jesus was never more right!”
Good Friday’s Perspective: “Once and for all.”
Easter Sunday’s Perspective: “Resurrection is unique among world religions.”
Sure, there are many angles from which to weigh the significance of these events, but allow me to make this singular observation: If Jesus rose again, then all concerns, inside and outside the church, pale in comparison to the hope His life provides. Why does anything else wrestle our hearts away? How could anything, given its relative insignificance, distract us for even a moment, from this good, empowering, and focusing news?
My fellow believer-priests, I invite you into the freedom of an Easter perspective on life.