For the sixth Sunday of Easter season a sermon from John 5.1-16 titled “Threatened with Resurrection.” Jesus asks us, “Do you want to be well?” Surprisingly, the answer is often something other than, “Yes!” How can we become people who don’t give up, who are ready for healing and goodness? How can we become a community in which growing healthy and embracing change are hallmarks?

The title of today’s sermon comes from a poem by Julia Esquivel, a portion of which is available here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/41552. The idea was introduced to us through a film featuring Parker Palmer, a preview of which is available here: http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/the-threat-of-resurrection.