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Easter Greetings 2008
Mary Magdalene recognizes the gardener as Jesus outside the open tomb.  He says to her
Noli Me Tangere; Fresco at Convent of San Marco, Florence, by Fra Angelico - 1425-30
Image by: Wikipedia/Public Domain

"Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples:
'I have seen the Lord'."
(John 20:18)

Jesus, the Christ, crucified and resurrected, is with us in our joys and in our suffering. We experience him in:

  • The face of new Christians in Laos, Bulgaria, Senegal, or Honduras,

  • The cry of a mother whose child dies in her arms in Haiti,

  • The smiles of youth as they join the church in Havana and Houston,

  • The service of volunteers in free health clinics in Kansas and Panama,

  • The fear in the eyes of migrants awaiting deportation in Texas,

  • The hands of volunteers distributing malaria nets in Zambia,

  • The relief in the eyes of families reunited after a storm in Illinois,

  • The labor of church builders in Liberia, Nepal, and Latvia,

  • The witness of Word and Sacrament in Serbia and Brazil,

  • The hungry equipped to grow food in Darfur,

  • The hope of a pastor released from unjust detention in the Philippines, and

  • The worship of the living God by people of all ages and cultures.

The Church in mission is a sign of God’s presence in the world.
The Book of Discipline Par. 1301

Joyous Easter Greetings
from the Directors, Missionaries, and Staff of the General Board of Global Ministries

Bishop Felton E. May
Interim General Secretary

See Also...
Topic: Easter GBGM news Jesus Christ United Methodist Church
Geographic Region: World
Source: GBGM Administration

Date posted: Mar 20, 2008