Easter comes as it does every year in this part of the world, when spring is “on its way”, often elusive yet still trusted to arrive to a world in need of hope and healing. Let us let the Easter story have its way with us, born as it was in a long ago war torn world, told and retold from one person to another, one community to another, one century to the next. Let us listen for what the story can awaken in us: perhaps a sliver of hope, or a yearning for justice, maybe forgiveness, hopefully love.
Rev. Tricia Brennan is a UU minister who for the past 25 years has served numerous New England UU congregations, primarily as an interim minister. Currently she offers spiritual direction to individuals seeking to deepen their relationship with the holy, and leads retreats, including two this summer on the island of Iona, off the coast of Scotland. She also supports congregations in transition, and is honored to do so here at Harvard UU Church with the pastoral care team.