“And so we come to the Easter story, distant in time and increasingly strange to modern ears – the ultimate mysterious, miracle story: God taking on flesh, dying on a cross, and then, astonishingly, resurrected. Believers understand this as an event of cosmic significance – the core event of human history. It is the moment, so we are told, in which God himself enters the human struggle and overcomes death. It is about divine action that opens up the possibility of redemption and the restoration of broken things; the triumph of good over evil; of a future beyond the grave that also imbues the present with grace and meaning.” – Simon Smart