All Souls Bangor

Hope or Despair

June 25, 2020

As we approach Pentecost, we revisit the Easter proclamation of Christ's resurrection. in particular we examine the repercussions of worldview fully focused on the here and now, a worldview that rejects any spiritual or metaphysical reality, a worldview that dismisses even the possibility of life beyond the grave. Though we are prone to avoid or deny these repercussions, such a worldview can lead us only to one place, the ultimate and utter meaninglessness of our lives in the undoing of any enduring hope.  The gospel provides another possibility, the possibility that our lives are full of meaning and of a hope that can endure even in the face of grave.