Embrace the truth
One of the things I most love about Modern Paganism is how it holds onto mythology. We don’t take it all literally of course, but we find value and truth within it. We love the idea of the miraculous in history and looking at the world with a sense of awe. So much of Christianity is lost in theology and rules of do’s and do not’s, that it forgets the power of myth. Easter is their moment to embrace the myth, even if a lot of them confuse it with history.
At the point of the Saturday between a Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, it often good to reconsider the point of it all. Is there meaning to someone’s death upon a cross and rising from that ignominious death millenia ago? Did it all really happen or is “it a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing“? In Easter (though the writer uses the pagan holiday he surely is addressing Christ’s Resurrection day) are we believers simply embracing the myth but confusing it with history?
Faith changes people. It’s nice to consider the miraculous and be in awe, but if that’s all it is then we are a miserable lot. Faith seeks until it finds. Faith knocks and keeps on knocking until a response is heard or a door is opened. Faith asks why and has an explanation. Deeply rooted and intractable it motivates action or even inaction. Myths, though interesting, are but fanciful to the soul. The writer here speaks of Christianity lost in theology, but what is Christianity if not theology. Christianity is thinking about God in all His revelation and mystery. To redeem the soul, to recover it, requires truth. If truth doesn’t transform us then it’s merely as a child’s plaything, able to be used and enjoyed without responsibility or obligation.
Secularists will continue to enjoy the “Easter” holiday without the responsibility of introspection. They will dismiss the evidence, and the reasoning. The powerful paradox of Christian allegory will continue to be nothing more than a myth because they reason in themselves without the understanding which comes by revelation. We are given reason, but it isn’t sufficient. We must reach outside of our understanding and look to find the truth revealed. There isn’t a greater, more powerful indication of that truth than the Resurrection from the dead.
He is risen!