Life is resilient!
Humanity’s ongoing struggle with a microscopic virus called Covid-19 shows resilience. The heroic struggle of the Ukrainian people shows resilience. The regeneration of life from the charred remains of ever more frequent forest fires shows resilience. The desperate mother who gathers her precious children and flees from her increasingly violent husband, or the young person who is neglected at home and struggles at school in painful silence, or the stranger with mental health challenges who asks for our help on the street corner, or the refugee seeking a new life in a new land – all of these demonstrate resilience.
We worship the One who, as an innocent man was arrested, condemned, executed on a cross, but then who rose on the third day, demonstrated the ultimate triumph of life over death, and points to the Source of resilience, the Source of life. This is why life is resilient.
The Most Reverend Justin Welby, in his book Dethroning Mammon, explains that we, who have received in abundance and grace, are called to first offer thanksgiving for all we have received. Then, trusting in God’s providence, we are called to share generously, to pass it forward, to become part of the resilient struggle for life; the resilient struggle that is life.
I ask you to join in the resilient struggle for life, the revelation of divine love. I encourage you to offer a donation to FaithWorks in response to the call expressed by Archbishop Welby.
Will you join me and my fellow bishops in this effort by donating to FaithWorks this year?
FaithWorks ministries transforms people’s lives. Thank you for helping make our work possible.
May God bless you in this joyous Easter Season.
Yours in Christ,
The Right Reverend Andrew Asbil
Bishop of Toronto