Statements by Church leaders on Easter as about "Hope" as though it were some generic consumer offering sound abstract and detached. Salvation is all about us, as a fulfillment of our individual projects.
Not so - so far away from the heart of the matter.
"Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing" as Stanley Hauerwas puts it challenges all our presumptions of God and what salvation is all about.
We are made members of a kingdom governed by a politics of forgiveness and redemption. The world is offered an alternative ...
Such a politics is not constituted by vague longings for distant ideals but rather by flesh and blood. (p.31 Christ - Shattered Cross) - the flesh and blood of those drawn into the life of God as forgiveness of our enemies.