Always About the Work of Easter
"This is the Easter message, that awakening is possible, to the goodness of God, the sacredness of human life, the sisterhood and brotherhood of all." -Anne Lamott
Thanks to your gifts, Week of Compassion is always about the work of Easter - every day, around the world! We know that, indeed, all life is sacred and so we seek to help folks recover from natural disaster, to help our brothers and sisters who live in poverty seek better lives through Fair Trade and sustainable agricultural practices, and to assist in the empowering women around the globe to lives of greater dignity and hope. Easter means that not even the worst that the world can do will ever defeat the love of God! And Easter therefore is our call to follow God's lead in not letting the "powers and principalities" defeat our hope, and to do all we can to witness to the possibility of resurrection and of new life. It sometimes seems, again Christian writer Anne Lamott says, that "we are an Easter people living in a Good Friday world," for pain, suffering, and injustice are too much a part of too many lives. But God's call to us is to indeed live as Easter peoples, knowing that every effort we make to alleviate that pain and suffering and injustice is a sign of resurrection and new and renewed life.
These efforts would be far less possible without your prayers and your gifts to Week of Compassion. Thank you, thank you. "Be," Lamott says, "a resurrection story"! Together we shall continue to write new chapters of that story, every day, around the world.