“Why I Need The Resurrection … in 100 Words or Less” follow.

As one who knows metaphorical and literal death, resurrection matters. To see value in the past after seasons of hopelessness, and to stay in community when reason says to walk away — is mercy. To break bread with people who have hurt you, and to retell stories that have lost meaning in today’s apathy and nihilism — is grace. The mystery is not that some people cannot do this; the mystery is that any of us can. Finding life after death is divine activity. Our wills and fortitudes alone shrivel with the task. God maintains hope amidst death.


Originally published at Patheos.com here