Here’s a great piece for Easter weekend. It calls me to have wider eyes, eyes to see the crucified Jesus all around me. And it calls us to live into Good Friday and not rush right to Easter Sunday, to see the crucified Christ as well as the resurrected Christ. For me, pausing at the pain and brokenness of Good Friday that is all around allows the power of the resurrection seems greater. It is not one person’s body that is raised, but it is the whole world that is redeemed as the already-but-not-yet reign of God breaks through. And without pausing at Good Friday and having eyes to see the crucified Christ all around me (even as I crucify those around me), the hope of the resurrection would not seem so potent, so unbelievably beautiful.