Easter is a time for re-enchantment:

To cast off our jadedness,
to be willing to see the world for the first time again
revise our false expectations and images,
and to allow the Risen Lord
to set our helpless and hopeless hearts burning–
the way he did for the disciples in Emmaus.

To be re-enchanted
is to recognize life’s complexity and uncertainties
and to allow ourselves be awed by mystery.


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The philosopher Paul Ricoeur calls it
“a second naivete”:
To accept that we haven’t got everything figured out,
or that we haven’t got everything in control,
but life is beautiful, even if it remains a little messy.

Finally, it is to believe that
despite all the things that go awry in this world,
we are in good hands–
in the tender loving hands of God.


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