SIMON PERRY

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Easter Sunday

Lord Jesus, we thought that there is too much evil in the world, and that justice was just a pious dream.

But today you have risen from the dead.

 

Lord Jesus, we thought that governments and big businesses run the world, carry all the power, hold all the cards. We thought that the little people will always be crushed by them.

But today, you have risen from the dead.

 

Lord Jesus, we thought that the kingdom of God was being defeated by the forces of hunger and violence and oppression. We thought that the suffering of this world was too great for you to deal with. We thought that maybe you were powerless to change our world.

But today, you have risen from the dead.

 

Lord Jesus, we thought that so many individuals seem to reject you, that maybe you don’t exist outside our imagination. We have sometimes struggled to see you at work in daily life.

But today, you have risen from the dead.

 

Lord Jesus, we thought that our churches were not very good at being your witnesses. We thought that your kingdom depends on our action. And we thought that we cannot be the people you call us to be.

But today, you have risen from the dead.

 

Lord Jesus, we thought that there is too much evil in the world, and that justice was just a pious dream.

But today you have risen from the dead.

 

Lord Jesus, risen from the dead, cause your church to rise and to radiate the new life that is our world’s true hope.