From Glynn Cardy's blog:
At Easter time in church there is a lot of make-believe language. A dead Jesus coming back to life, stones being rolled away, bursting out of hell’s prison, victory over death…If this, or something like it, were preached in the churches that I attended, I'd feel a little less alienated from mainline Protestant Christianity.
This old familiar language, like a fairy tale, is the container, the shell of Easter. But it isn’t its contents.
The content of Easter is the belief that Christians hold that love is stronger than hate, and hope is stronger than despair. Love and hope is seen in the changes in people’s lives.
Easter isn’t about believing in the literal words of an old fairy tale. It’s about seeing lives changed, joining that movement that wants to colour the world in love and joy.