On April 16th, we will hear of Jesus of Nazareth, whose life and work was to resist Empire from the beginning of his days until his death. If you are a Unitarian Universalist who has experienced pain and wounding from earlier Christian experiences in your life, I urge you not to avoid Easter, but to embrace it. There is much healing and affirmation in understanding the life of Jesus in the context of resistance. And in hearing some of those parables we thought we knew. They do not mean what we may have been taught!