After Easter, outwardly things may still look the same. The cycle of life and death continues. Tragedies still strike. Losses must still be endured. But look deeper and an entirely new reality comes into view. Something truly marvellous has happened. Jesus has risen from the dead. We can know him as one who is present with us, working the transformation of his death and resurrection into our lives, making us new people, making us Easter people, lighting up our lives with purpose and hope and love. Christ is risen! Hallelujah!