"…the just man justices;
Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is —
Chríst — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins, from the poem “As Kingfishers Catch Fire”
Many are surprised to discover that, in the Christian Church, Easter isn’t only a day (often enough full of chocolates, presents, and pastel colors) but an entire season. Jesus’ followers take their time to work out, after celebrating the cosmic surprise of Jesus’ resurrection, how hisresurrection reshapes our lives. At Liberti, we’ll be listening together through the Easter seasonto Jesus’ interactions with friends, followers, and doubters after his resurrection, so that Christmight be “lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his”- namely, so that he might be lovely in our lives. Whether you’re only beginning to think seriously about Jesus or faith, or you’ve partaken of a lifetime of Easters, we’d love for you to join us at Liberti to explore with us the meaning of Jesus’ resurrection for us and for the whole world.
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Living the Resurrection- Eugene Peterson. This energetic little book explores several of Jesus’ post-Easter appearances to his followers, and gives us a feel for how Jesus works in our lives here and now.
Surprised by Hope- NT Wright. NT Wright, one of the world’s leading Christian thinkers, explores how one can take the resurrection of Jesus with utmost seriousness, and explores in a thorough and vivid way how Easter gives contour and shape to the life and mission of the Church community.