Apr 5, 2017

Easter Liturgy: May the Resurrection Come

Here’s an Easter liturgy from Cheryl Lawrie. It was posted on [hold this space]. You may need to change some of the places mentioned to bring the liturgy up-to-date.

May the Resurrection Come

The resurrection was first discovered by the friends of Jesus
who stood in grief outside his tomb.

Resurrection turned despair into life.
It was discovered again by a group of Jesus’ disciples
who had known the loss of all they had known.

Resurrection turned fear into hope.
It was discovered again by black South Africans
when apartheid was dismantled.

Resurrection turned injustice into liberation.
It was discovered again by the people of East Timor
who fought for independence.

Resurrection turned oppression into freedom.

It’s been discovered again whenever someone has found the space
to love after being hurt,
has found the courage to begin again
when it seems life has ended.
And that gives us faith to believe resurrection will happen
in Palestine and Israel.

We have faith to believe resurrection will happen
in Iraq, Syria and Guantanamo Bay.

We have faith to believe resurrection will happen
in refugee camps in Europe, in Laos
and detention centres in Maribyrnong.

We have faith to believe resurrection will happen
in the systems that crumple and oppress.

We have faith to believe resurrection will happen
in the lives we know are shattered
and the hearts we know are broken.

may the resurrection come.

may the resurrection come. Amen.

~ written by Cheryl Laurie, on [hold this space]. holdthisspace.org