4-12-20 (Easter Sunday) Hope, Spring and Renewal Notes

Unity of Auburn

Easter Sunday Lesson Notes

April 12, 2020


“Believe whatever you want about whether the stories happened this way… now let’s talk about what they mean. If you believe the tomb was empty, fine; now, what does this story mean? If you believe that Jesus’ appearances could have been videotaped, fine; now, what do these stories mean? And if you’re not sure about that, or even if you are quite sure it didn’t happen this way, fine; now, what do these stories mean?”
The Last Week by John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg

“People would not be so acquiescent in their own oppression unless they were caught in a powerful delusion. Delude is from the Latin Deludere, “to play”…to defraud; to befool the mind of judgment so as to cause what is false to be accepted as true.”
Engaging the Powers pg. 88

28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28

“What we need is here, if we can learn to trust and draw upon the abundance within us and between us. That was a principle worth knowing in a Quaker community where we didn’t have a lot of money to buy external solutions our problems, but we had each other. It’s a principle we need to know in these troubled times, as many embrace the fear-ridden fiction that “what we need is gone. Scarcity need not be the law of life — not if we know how to tap into the endless resources of self and community… It took a profound challenge to my sense of self and world to teach me about the abundance within my reach.”                                                                                Parker Palmer, The Center For Courage and Renewal