Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Resurrection Continues

“If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There's an initial uprush of relief at first, then-for me, anyway- a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren't yet operational.There's been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.”
― Mary Karr, Lit

“Jesus's resurrection is the beginning of God's new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord's Prayer is about.”
― N.T. Wright

"What really matters is not so much what happened there. It's what happens now. What happens in your life and my life. Is God making himself known in some powerful and saving way among people, even, who don't give a hoot about God? Is this still a reality which is part of the madness and self-destructiveness and darkness of the world? That's what really matters."
- Fredrick Buechner, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

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