Happy Easter for all: St Augustine Uniting Church Reverend Greg Ross

St Augustine Uniting Church Reverend Greg Ross with the newly appointed church council members wish the community a very Happy Easter.
St Augustine Uniting Church Reverend Greg Ross with the newly appointed church council members wish the community a very Happy Easter.

The story of Jesus of Nazareth, his 3 years of public radical preaching and inclusive lifestyle, his death at the hands of leading political leaders and his mysterious resurrection is one that has both fascinated and troubled the world for almost 2000 years.

All writers of the Gospel agree that Jesus was killed and was buried and in a way they could not explain, they continued to sense his presence with them long after his tomb was found to be empty.

Christians are not unique in experiencing the presence of people in another way after their death.

Our first peoples do, as do most tribes and nations around the world including the Celts who speak of 'thin places' where the present reality and another come so close there is a cross over.

In Bunbury, ordinary people and 'educated people' share similar experiences of loved ones 'visiting them' after their mortal death.

For me Easter is a time to immerse myself and our community in the story of Jesus so that we can be part of the answer to the prayer offered around the world: 'may your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.'

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