On Easter Day…

It’s Easter weekend. It seems appropriate to put up some shots from the last week – beautiful scenery & newborn lambs feeding or snoozing in the spring sunshine. I am going to avoid the predictable sacrificial lamb reference.

It’s been an interesting week. We’ve watched 1 medieval cathedral burn down with promises to raise vast amounts to rebuild. I think a medieval building has great value – but wonder if malnourished children dying of preventable disease are more important to Jesus.

Then we’ve had a glimpse of the past with the senseless death of a journalist in Derry. This morning I listened to her letter to her 14 year old self. It’s an incredibly moving piece. I just felt that this girl was made to feel less of a human being by the culture around her. As a Christian I just can’t sign up to that. Like the rebuilding of a cathedral our priorities have become twisted.

Jesus responded to whoever demonstrated faith – that could be surprising and did not just come from his own community. On one occasion a leader of the occupying force impressed him. Whilst we tend to look just at the outward appearance- nothing deeper.

Maybe we should seek to understand a little more.

Seek to judge a little less.

Seek to leave judgement up to God.

Seek first our own relationship with Jesus

Seek to see our fellow human beings through His eyes first.