Alleluia! The Lord is risen!

The Resurrection of Jesus tells us that the material of the universe matters. It was not a ghost of Jesus that was seen by the disciples: they saw his very body. A practical implication of this fact is that our relationship with the material world is nuanced. We no longer simply avoid or abandon material, but we also do not abuse it. We seek to interact with the world with the same love and dignity with which Jesus treats matter. We balance the needs of the natural world and the needs of the built environment. This, of course, creates room for debate and gray areas. But, we talk through these differences together in community.

One way that we can work together for the benefit of creation is to help with the care-taking of our local municipalities. Currently, the township in which our congregation gathers is holding a survey to help guide our local officials into the future. We have been invited to partake in this survey, I therefore invite and encourage you to also partake in it. This is one way in which we can help take care of our local corner of Creation.

Link to the survey:

Living in the light of the Resurrection has many such practical implications for Christians, but it is all because the Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!

God continue to be with you,
Yours in Christ, Pastor Paul+