Living resurrection

Read Luke 24:1-12
http://www.commonenglishbible.com/explore/passage-lookup
Friday April 21, 2017

One of the most striking parts of the passage is the question the men in dazzling bright clothes ask “why do you seek for the living among the dead?”  If we truly believe resurrection, do we live as if it is so?
If we believe that not even the most powerful empire of Jesus’ time could stop his kingdom from subverting God’s power, do we live as if it is so?
If we believe that not even death or our own sins could stop his kingdom, do we live as if it is so? 
Or do we allow despair, grudges, insistence on being right and division guide our actions and our words?  Do we believe that God can resurrect the dead places in our lives, in our communities, in our cities and our nation and world?  Or do we feel helpless and full of despair?
Do we believe that love wins and not hate?
Do we live as if it is so?
What difference does resurrection make in your life?  How does resurrection change everything?

Prayer:  God, breathe resurrection in all of the dead spaces in my life.  In my refusal to let go and move forward, in my moments of holding tightly onto grudges rather than grace, in my moments where I find more comfort in staying put rather than allowing you to guide me to joy and growth.  Amen.

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