I think it was Benjamin Franklin who first said that the biggest certainties in life are death and taxes. I would add to this list a third certainty, shame. Brene’ Brown, in her book, defines shame as the pervasive belief that we are not worthy of love and belonging. At the moment that Jesus died, two incredible things happened, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, and many tombs around Jerusalem broke open and dead people came back to life. (Matthew 27:51-53) The curtain was the separation between us and God. It held us in our shame and prevented us from experiencing love and belonging. Jesus died so that death and shame would be forever broken. This Easter is the celebration of life, love and belonging! Please join us at 11 am as we celebrate the risen Lord.
(I’m still not sure what to do about taxes.)