On the Look-out for New Life


Please note: Easter worship is at 10:00 am not our usual 4:00 pm.

In the Luke version of the resurrection story, the angels say to the women, Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.[Luke 24:5 NRSV] To me, the message is clear: you will find Risen Christ wherever there is new life. Go there! Nurture it! An enduringly popular part of our worship is called "Where did you see God today?" This Easter morning I am going to ask, "Where do you see new life?" To start the ball rolling:

  • I see new life in the return of the Little Sprouts on Fridays in the Garden

  • In the horticulture class from Port of Los Angeles High School, who garden with us every Tuesday.

  • In the California poppies that have seeded themselves and bloomed in the cracks of our sidewalks and in the abandoned lots of our city.

  • In the couples I've been marrying at Wayfarers Chapel.

  • In the words of hope for themselves spoken to me by our food- and housing-insecure friends.

  • In the recently formed LGBTQ+ Focus Group of the Swedenborgian Church.

I could go on and on, but I want to leave some for you to say. Where do you see new life? You've got several days to be on the look-out for it. Join us Easter Morning at 10:00 am and tell us all about it. To new life! Rev. Jonathan

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