How did the news that Jesus was bodily raised from the dead get going? The beginning of this great news didn’t initially burst from the disciples’ mouths with great boldness. The message had a reasonable beginning. It emerged from fearful, confused, and doubting men who eventually turned the world upside down when they saw and believed.

Christ is Risen! Hallelujah! Easter triumphs over death, hate, grief and despair. Our hope in Christ brings victory!

How far does Jesus’ love go? John tells us Jesus “loved his own to the end.” Before Jesus departs from this world, he lets his disciples experience the depth of his self-giving love by washing their feet. His love turns things upside down. Jesus asks the disciples to continue this way of life where the greatest of all is the one who serves. How far will our love go?

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