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Dear Friends,

I wish it could be Easter Everyday

We’ve just had a great Easter in the Team with lots of activities, retelling of the Easter Story, and plenty of time and opportunities for worship and reflection. It was all because two thousand years ago we believe that Jesus of Nazareth was tortured, killed and buried before coming back three days later to meet with his friends and many others to show who he was.

So we have had Easter, now can we have another one! There is no Easter equivalent to Wizard singing I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday, but there is a real potential to have Easter everyday if we just dare to grasp it. In Paul’s letter to the Galatians he writes

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Gal 2:20.

When Christ is in us, when we live with and in faith in Jesus, his new life, his resurrected life, that new life following death can somehow be part of us in the here and now, not just in the future.

Because, we are Easter people and we can live like it is Easter everyday. Long after the chocolate eggs have been eaten and the boxes recycled, Easter people know that because Jesus died and came back we can have eternal life when the time comes, but also a resurrected life here, a better life, a life filled with the love and passion of God. Easter people should be filled with hope and joy and be a blessing to all those around us and let them know that Jesus is not just for the few but for the many – Church is not an exclusive club for members, it is an open house for everyone, everywhere, no matter your background

It is always great to see extra people at Easter but it will be Easter again this Sunday and the next and the next if you choose to meet with this resurrected Jesus who just longs to meet with you.

Revd Mark Ingls.