One quote has stayed in my mind over the last few days and it comes from Sir Alex Ferguson the Man Utd manager:
Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that.Ferguson spoke those words in 2006 following a defeat to Arsenal and United went on to win the league in the following three seasons.
Bishop Stephen Cottrell, preaching at my Institution service a couple of Sundays ago, mentioned this quote from Sir Alex in his sermon. He reminded us that the death and resurrection of Jesus remain at the heart of our theology and everything else that happens takes place in the light of this great event.
So, whether you’ve just taken a hammering or are feeling on top of the world (or open top bus) it’s still Easter.