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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