This Changes Everything!
By The Rev. Dr. Jay+ Wright, Associate Priest, All Saints Dallas
The resurrection of Jesus changes everything. It has reoriented history, the world and the entire created order, and it changes us, too. That’s why we take 50 days to celebrate resurrection. That’s why we keep shouting “Alleluia!” That’s why we meet every Sunday: because resurrection has changed everything.
Resurrection gives us a picture of being fully human. It is humanity at its fullest potential—not just resuscitated, not just undead. When the resurrected Lord Jesus appeared to his disciples, he was glorified, somewhat unrecognizable, could appear out of nowhere and could eat real food.
Don’t let your Easter joy wane! Don’t let your “Alleluias!” diminish! Enter into Sunday worship with awe and expectation. Hear his holy Word with reverence and humility. Feast at his holy table, assured of your participation in his holy mysteries and your place in his Body, the Church. Let us take these Great 50 Days to learn from our Master and Teacher, Jesus.
Rev. Dr. Jay+ Wright
Jay+ was ordained a priest in the Anglican Mission in 2011 but has served in various ministries over the last 20 years including worship leader and associate pastor at All Saints Dallas from 2011-2015 and most recently rector of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, a plant of All Saints Dallas in East Dallas. In 2021 he returned to All Saints Dallas as Associate Priest and is also currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jay holds a Bachelor of Music degree from West Texas A&M University and a Master and Doctorate of Worship Studies from the Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Jay and Amy have four children.