Saturday October 25, 2014

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Post-Easter reflections

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During the week after Easter, lots of kids are enjoying school break, families are doing stuff together, it's a more relaxed time.

That's very different from the first post-Easter week! The disciples were huddled in the upper room behind locked doors with the windows shuttered. They were afraid, afraid for their very lives. And their fear immobilized them. Fear does that.

Fear makes us unable to move, unwilling to take chances, to step forward into the unknown. Or even into that which we would normally feel confident about. Sometimes we even know what we should do, but we are so paralyzed by the "what ifs" that we can't take any action at all because of the what if's that somebody might think we have made the wrong choice. We don't like to admit that fear can so immobilize us, but it can.

How do we move beyond the same box which the disciples were dealing with? They did it by daring to believe that a Power beyond themselves would make them able. That Power became present to them in the very room where they huddled. And they took a step of belief which we call faith. That is, they believed what they couldn't prove. They believed in this Power which was beyond anything they had experienced. And it worked! That's what faith is! Being sure of what we hope for; being certain of what we do not see! Faith overcomes fear, and sets us free! Happy post-Easter!


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