On this day, as I reflect on resurrection, I keep thinking about the practically of it. What does it mean for my life and other peoples lives and how does it play out in my life and other people’s lives? For me, the moment is vain, if my daily life is not one of love or not focused on “the least of these.” If my faith only serves to reinforce political, social, gendered, class, knowledge, or cultural power than my faith is useless.
I strive for my faith to be practical, subversive, and empowering. For when I read the gospels, that is the Jesus that is revealed, a Jesus not only who came that I may live life abundantly, but also a Jesus who called for me to work to make sure that all others are able to live life abundantly. So, for me, the resurrection aint necessarily about a salvation from the depths of hell, but rather an opportunity for me to live now, in the face of all hell breaking loose on earth, and to work to make sure that others are able to live also.
Now aint that good news.