Easter a time of transformation
We are once again entering Holy Week. This is a ritual we reenact every year in spring. It is no coincidence this holy time is in spring. It is truly a resurrection for our planet as it comes out of the womb of winter.
Of course, if we live in the southern hemisphere, that analogy goes out the window, So it must be something deeper; something that touches the very core of our being. Jesus was an iconoclast. He went against all the codes of conduct of the time.
He challenged the Pharisees for their pride in following the letter of the law. Imagine their confusion when they thought they were doing the “right” things and then were criticized by a country rabbi who could perform miracles. That didn’t go over well.
The high priests, in their jealousy, were upset because Jesus was going around healing people and they could not. Jesus was bringing a new order, a shift in consciousness, a leap into transformation the people of the day couldn’t understand. The people wanted an earthly king that would free them from the tyranny of the Romans.
Power was the order of the day (isn’t it every day?) and Jesus’ power was different from anything they had seen. His power came from within, not from without, and even though they used outer power to have him killed, he wouldn’t stay dead. His power was not of the earth but of Spirit. We still don’t fully understand the power he had but if we do as he said and follow him, we will surely be transformed.