Reflections on Easter, pt 1: Sacrifice, Bodies and a Whole Lot of Love

Ali Wilkin
Apr 22, 2017 · 7 min read

“For God so loved the world…” John 3:16

“Pray then in this way:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6: 8–10 (NRSV)

‘Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ John 20:17

Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared!…” Luke 24:25

“Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” John 20:29

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32

One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” Luke 23:39

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28: 18–20

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 1 Peter 4: 10

Ali Wilkin

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Christian, genderqueer, bi/demi, feminist, poet, introvert, evangelist, #ActuallyAutistic. faith/mental health/gender/sexuality. More fun than a rubber chicken.

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