Freedom of Resurrection

Restricted, we all have been. 
Restricted, we still are for the sake of public health.
Nevertheless, in these restrictions, could lie a gift of humility
And a sense of freedom similar to the Resurrection.

Not being able to enjoy freedom in many ways
The restrictions challenged my ego
And yet brought a refreshing sense of humility
A sense of freedom in accepting what cannot be changed.

This humble acceptance has something in common with the Resurrection
As it frees us from the tomb of our self-centeredness
And gets us to care and try to connect more with others
While being able to share joy and hope with those in need.

As the Resurrected Jesus became more accessible to the world
So would we be more available and sensitive to others
As we endeavour to free ourselves
From the grave of our own worries, doubts and busy-ness.

Like the imposed restrictions
Any unwanted situation
Could free us and provide the kind of self-emptiness
That leads to the freedom of Resurrection.

Dodzi Jean-Antoine Amemado is a university scholar. He also works with the Federal Government in Ottawa.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 02:01h, 03 May Reply

    Thank you Dodzi!

  • John Montague
    Posted at 07:22h, 03 May Reply

    “As is frees us from the tomb of our self-centredness” is the best description I have heard about Covid. Thank you very much for this well thought out reflection.

  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 08:40h, 03 May Reply

    A most beautiful description of Resurrection and Presence; our ego and self centeredness as a question to be pondered around the common good in our covid world.

  • Philip Shano
    Posted at 10:13h, 03 May Reply

    Thanks for reminding us of the gift of humility.

  • Charles Pottie-Pate
    Posted at 10:45h, 03 May Reply

    thank you for this poem connecter our freedom with the power of the Resurrected Christ. Good reflection and worthy of more reflection

  • Caroline Maloney
    Posted at 15:54h, 03 May Reply

    Thank YOU! That’s exactly what these restrictions are freeing us from…and freeing us “to be” more for one another!

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