Today I led my second service at First Parish Church in Taunton as their minister. It’s almost shocking to me how comfortable and at home I feel at First Parish, and how the pieces of our ministry are coming together in ways that I could never have imagined.
Easter can be tricky holiday for Unitarian Universalists. Since we don’t generally believe that Jesus died for our sins, and was resurrected for us to be saved, there sometimes is a bit of “what’s this all about?” the comes together on Easter morning for me. But this year, the message of re-birth that is a part of all of us feels so true to me – so tangibly real – that I believe I have come to a new understanding on what Easter really is all about. It is truly about the re-birth of all of us, about the chance for all of us to acknowledge that we have made mistakes in our lives, and that we can start over, just as we do every year in the springtime. We all have the chance to be reborn – as friends, as parents, as brothers and sisters, and as spiritual beings. This Easter Sunday was a day of re-birth, and it was glorious.
And for those of you who could not join us this morning, a little taste of our music this week……….have a listen! Nothing like five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes to help keep things in perspective.
It is a wondrous time.