1 Corinthians 5:7-8
Get id of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch - as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, now with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia!
Easter is such a wonderful Season of renewal, hope and peace.
Many in our world will celebrate Easter this year without feeling much or all of what Easter is meant to be.
The people in Ukraine particularly are at the forefront of my prayer this year.
So, to the many women and children in my own Diocese living with oppression and fear, hunger and homelessness as a result of domestic violence. Peace sometimes is hard to find for many of our most vulnerable.
Let each day this Easter Season be an opportunity for bringing peace through acts and kindness, compassion, mercy and forgiveness.
Much like the ripples caused by the tiny pebble hitting the waters of the pond way may not know where that peace may end.
May peace find rest in the hearts of those in Ukraine, Russia and all parts of our world who need it most. For those we pray. May they feel our loving support and know we stand with them.
May the Resurrection transform our world, one heart at a time. Wishing much for you this Easter Season.
- Fr Greg Barker