Earlier this Lent, Terrance Klein wrote that in our search for meaning "the temptation is ever to settle for neat, pat, cheap endings." It is a temptation many of us will be feeling today as we struggle with the resurrection of Jesus. How we want to believe that this has simplified life. But if we search our hearts and souls, we know that everything has been wonderfully complicated instead. Love will do that.
"You rose, so we’re saved … right? But maybe you rose not to give us heaven, but to give us back our earth. Life is lived here and now, not in some cloud-world we go to after we die. Perhaps you rose to show us the primacy of love, that nothing, not even death itself, can stop it. And maybe you meant to show us the kingdom we long for is right in front of our faces. You rose … I will rise with you my brother."
So let us rise. Alleluia! Alleluia!