Sunday, March 31, 2013
Alleluia! Easter is Now!
Sometimes the way we say things is as important as what we say. And it is so important in the Christian tradition that we tend not to say "Christ rose from the dead." Instead we say, "Christ is risen."
The Resurrection is not an event of the distant past, found in dusty books and old stories. It is an event that is happening right now. Christ is risen body and soul, and Christ can be resurrected in our lives, even though we are dead in spirit, he can give us new life. Even if we've fallen away, even if we continue stumble in sin, even if we have cut ourselves off from His grace, though we are dead, we can become alive again.
Because Christ is alive.
He is Risen.