In Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, a freed slave, Paul D. tells, Sethe, a woman who escaped slavery but cannot escape her haunting memories: “Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.”
Easter is the tomorrow we yearn for, the bright tomorrow that sheds light on yesterday and illumines today. Resurrection is the future so powerful that it reaches back to embrace and redeem the past and to touch and transform the present.
Easter is more about destiny than about history. It’s not so much a memory as a promise: What happened to Jesus is happening and will happen to us. Resurrection is tomorrow today.