This is a weekend pregnant with meaning for many in the world of Christians and Jews. I’m just wondering if we in the UR community have anything special to add to this great time of spiritual depth??
Never really thought about this before (I’m an emerging Universalist) but it seems if this sacred time speaks to and for any one group, is should speak doubly so for we who honor the idea of Universal Restoration.
That the Christ story itself belongs to no one in particular (that is, it just happened! and all who ponder it stand to be blessed by it’s astonishing impact) immediately whispers to me of it’s Universal intent. That is, God did not act in this world this way so that the various sects and denominations and subcultures and ideologies could take shape. He DID it and we are witness to it. As such, it belongs to ALL of us; believer and skeptic and infidel (if any are around here…) alike. It is common “property” so-to-speak. No one “owns” history – and is this history or WHAT??
Almighty God has COME and lived amongst us and WE killed Him!! Our killing was rather impotent though; wouldn’t you say?? What; kill the very Son of God? We must be kidding, yet that’s exactly what we did. (Important for us to identify with the killers of Christ; no?)
So the despair and failure of the Friday crucifixion, then the somber Sabbath rest in the tomb, then the Glorious rising again of our Lord on Sunday morning surely compel conclusions for the believer in UR.
I ask then, what does this weekend hold for you who grasp the wonder and beauty of the wondrous truth of Universal Restoration?