Happy Easter?


Lent. Maundy Thursday. Good Friday. Easter.

I came across this fascinating quote from Zizek this lenten period. He says, “God’s suffering means that human history is not just a theater of shadows, but the place of the real struggle, the struggle in which the absolute itself is involved and its fate is decided. This is the philosophical background of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s deep insight that, after shoah, ‘only a suffering God can help us now.'”

While these words were playing on my mind today, I was told that “resurrection can also be a celebration of wounds”.

A suffering God. A celebration of wounds.

C.S.Lewis once said, “Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it”.

That suffering Christ is resurrected today. And if resurrection can be a celebration of wounds, where are my wounds?

Where are my wounds?

Happy Easter? Not really. A struggling Easter.


~ by rb on March 31, 2013.

One Response to “Happy Easter?”

  1. Nice thought…

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