28 March 2018, The Tablet

Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, on the Resurrection


How are Christians called to live Easter? This week, Jean Vanier reflects

Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, on the Resurrection
 

Most Christians think of the Resurrection as a victory of life over death. Finally, Jesus has won. But how did the first disciples live the Resurrection of Jesus? Reflecting on this can help us to see how we are called to live Easter.

For the Jews, the Passover is the feast of liberation, the anniversary of God’s freeing of the Jewish people from the yoke of the Egyptians. So Easter is also the feast of liberation. Let’s come back to the gospel scene. The Galileans to whom Jesus preached were terribly persecuted by the Romans, by Herod and all his followers, by the oligarchs who obliged the already impoverished to pay more taxes, and even by the priests of the temple.

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