At this time of year, and especially during our springtime celebrations, many of us tend to think of contrasts: coldness – warmth, darkness – light, winter – spring, death – life. The Jewish Passover and certainly Easter in the Christian tradition feature stories that offer such contrasts. And, most of us, I think, are more comfortable with the happier side of each contrast. We live in difficult, troubling times. Perhaps the notion that the word Easter works best as a verb can be helpful here.
Reverend Joan A. Davis is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who has served congregations in Georgia, Alabama and Wisconsin. Joan also served GMUUC briefly as weekend minister in the mid-1990s. Currently, she serves as Community Minister at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Sandy Springs where she has responsibility for facilitating the work of the Care Corps, the lay pastoral care team.