To be Easter people does not mean to wave around the truth of the resurrection as if it suddenly renders death in all its forms painless or meaningless. We hold on in hope for the time that is has promised in which there will be no more death or crying or pain, and all things will be made new (Rev 21:4), but we are not there yet. Rather, to be Easter people means to follow our Lord’s example of compassion by weeping with those who weep, mourning with those who mourn, all the while holding on in certain hope to the promise that, in Christ, death does not have the final say. Life does. Love does.