"Each year, Easter tells us that Jesus is not dead. That's to say, he doesn't belong in the past. .... He is not dead; he is contemporary. .... He is alive for ever, as the New Testament says, to make our case to God, to speak eternally on our behalf, to open a way between God and the world, and assure us that what we experience and suffer and hope for is fully and for ever understood in the heart of God. More again, he gives us his Spirit. He gives us new powers, new perspectives, new freedoms for love and for worship. .... But if he [Jesus] is alive and if he breathes his Spirit into us and feeds us with his life, we are carried along by his and directed by his purpose. His giving of himself to us and through us becomes the great new fact which establishes the reality of the Church -- so that when we get it more than usually wrong of feel more than usually confused and helpless, we can be confident that he goes on giving himself through thye Spirit. So, to go back to where I started, it becomes possible to survive in a climate of uncertainty and conflict in the Church to the extent to which we really believe in the resurrection of Jesus. It doesn't mean we can completely stop worrying about how to run things and how to mark out the boundaries of good and bad behaviour or good and bad teaching. It does mean that there is always new life for us when we listen to the Bible and receive the bread and wine of Communion."