Ginger Gaines-Cirelli is senior pastor at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.
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From Mourning to Dancing
While it is still dark, Easter happens. Because if the message is that Easter only happens in the light, when we feel strong and certain, when suffering and death hasn’t touched our lives, when the powers of empire have been defeated and justice is consistently done — if that’s the only context where Easter happens, then our celebration of Easter would be a farce.