Easter blessings to you! I pray wherever you are in your life journey you know the hope of our Savior who demonstrated the power of God’s love to break free from the confines of death. The Easter story so beautifully illustrates that even in the depths of grief and brokenness we can find hope in God’s love. According to the Gospel of John, Mary’s experience at the tomb and in the garden with Jesus shows the stunning transformation of knowing God’s resurrection love in the midst of great loss. While Mary’s encounter with Jesus was very personal, she was tasked to share the good news with others. The hope and love was not to be contained for self- preservation, but shared for growth. May we embody Christ’s hope and love as Easter people with a faith that stubbornly refuses to absorb all of the world’s doubts. Please let us know if there is some way we, as a faith community, can help you know God’s hope and love, because we care!