At church on Easter Sunday I heard the phrases “plotting resurrection” and “practicing resurrection.” It has resonated with me – how in the midst of challenges do we continue to plot resurrection and practice resurrection?
In Loom and with our partners we plot resurrection by staying focused on the most vulnerable. We work to stay aware of both the long-term issues – issues like pre-primary education, investing in children in those crucial years of brain development, and women’s empowerment. We do the research behind each issue and work to address the root cause while remembering the individual stories, both the pain and victories of our friends who are economically poor.
Our practice of resurrection is the daily walking out of capacity building on the field, of training pre-primary teachers, of booking tickets, raising funds, filling in forms, meeting people, pursuing good practice with children. We practice resurrection and the reality of Christ’s power in refusing to quit, in fighting to see one more child in a classroom, one more teacher equipped, one more foster parent encouraged, one more tree planted and one more school started.
In our practice of resurrection we remember that Jesus compared the Kingdom of God to yeast that a woman works into dough. The image evokes a slow steady impact, almost imperceptible — and yet, then it is changed. The dough has risen. We practice resurrection in the sure hope of steady impact.
As we join together and practice resurrection in our places of work, in our families and among the most vulnerable, let us pray for sustainability, Kingdom fruit that remains in all our efforts.