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athgarvan

TRANSFORMATION

Eastertime.

It's that time of year again when we are encouraged to reflect on the meaning of resurrection in our own lives. To ask ourselves if we have a capacity to be transformed in some way. To take the first step out of the tomb of the past. To emerge from the prison of history with its faults and failures and secrets.

I can only believe in Christ's resurrection if I can see and experience transformations happening in and around me, in people, in society, in attitudes.

Do I ever see stones being rolled back?

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this is a very nice meditation!
Thank you

even if the resurrection is seen as only a metaphor it has meaning

"To take the first step out of the tomb of the past."

Yes, transformations in all the things you mention
but, also personal transformation - leaving the tomb of the past that imprisons so many

The stone is rolled back one person at a time
one changed attitude can change another
enough stones change a culture
a changed culture can change history

Thank you. I trust I will not be the same person next week as I was last week.
we never are the same
the cells of our body change
we change with our experiences
but change can be almost invisible
i have learned to be patient
the beach is made of individual grains of sand
so change is made of tiny things
Appearances can be deceiving.

Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have torn down your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life.” But what is God’s response to him? “I have left for myself seven thousand men who have not knelt to Baal.”