Bearing Witness to a Miracle, Then, Now, and Always

Every year about this time, discussions start about how Christians understand Easter, specifically the literal resurrection of Jesus. “I can declare to you with a lot of confidence that everyone is wrong,” preaches the Rev. Winnie Varghese. “The point is not to understand resurrection. You can’t. If you think you can, you don’t understand life and probably don’t understand death. It is simply impossible.” What we are to do is bear witness and proclaim this good news with the reckless jubilance of those who came before. The readings are Acts 4:32–35, Psalm 133, 1 John 1:1—2:2, and John 20:19–31.