We’ve been following Jesus through Lent. He was pretty free, I’d say, freed from obligations to the tradition that had formed him, though he still sought to be righteous. And he was free to be in service to the neighbor, though he still sought the truth. He seemed to believe there would be enough for him.
What do we celebrate about Jesus? Merely a slate of sin wiped free? Or faith that there is enough love for all, that all deserve to be seen and welcomed as children of God and that we get to participate in the coming of God’s will and way in our own lifetimes?
God, open our eyes to the bright light of Easter morning. For freedom you have set us free.
This message is an excerpt of “Freed and free” by Catherine Malotky in the April 2017 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Albrecht Dürer, who died in 1528; Matthias Grünewald, who died in 1529; and Lucas Cranach, who died in 1553; artists.