All of my past Easter Sundays I have been ecstatic about the risen Christ, on my church worship/planning/set up/greeting/tear down team... for probably the past 10 years?
The first Easter Sunday, in ten years!, that I am not part of the many month long process, beginning to end, of the much anticipated service.
Instead, I have spent this week contemplating a human Jesus, going to Holy Week Eucharist services alone, & getting my feet washed (literally and figuratively).
And I’m not even sure that I care much about the literal resurrection of Jesus 🙊
I care much more about his incarnation as a way to illuminate and dismantle the oppressive system of Rome, dying on the cross next to two others (terrorists/freedom fighters) because of the sin of the world.
This weekend with family who I can find so many faults in, I am trying to stay present and mindful and grateful and loving.
It’s so hard and I’m sending you all who feel the same way so much love.
@Reina I am definitely stressed out about spending time with family tomorrow. Only a few of my family members are evangelical, that's not the main problem. I just feel like I have changed so much and none of them truly see me. Maybe it is connected to me being a four in the enneagram. Thank you for your words, those are things I am striving for this weekend as well. *hugs*
@Vaashtii I feel you!!! I’m a 4 as well, and at these family gatherings I’ve been trying to be an active participant and stay out of my head as much as possible. It’s not a cure all but it definitely helps. Good luck to you 🧡
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