If you listen to this episode the day it drops, it’s Monday–the day after Easter.
So how was your weekend?
Imagine asking the disciples that question. How would they have answered?
I imagine them saying something like, “Our weekend? Our weekend? Hoo boy. Where do we start?” Right?
No ordinary one, for sure.
Friday was a day of grief and despair as death came and swallowed up their hope.
Saturday was a day of disillusionment. Confusion. Hiding. The disciples had locked themselves away out of fear. Everything Jesus had taught, everything He had said or done — it all seemed like a distant memory now.
Sunday, was a day of disbelief, then unimaginable celebration of life out of death.
But then came Monday.
Monday, for them, was where the proverbial rubber met the road.
And for us, too.
It’s the day after Easter. So what do we do today?
Jesus said that his followers would be people who revel in the truth that they are loved by God, and who are identified by the radical love they have for each other and the world.
Love. That’s it.
It’s that simple.
It’s that hard.
But it’s a start.
So on this Monday after Easter, let’s start with radical love. Here’s what that might look like…
Goff, Bob. Love Does. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2012.
Prasertvit, Patreeya. “ComAlive.” https://patreeya.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/come-alive/
Thebarge, Sarah. “On the Monday After Easter.”