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Richard's Daily Meditations

Butterfly, by juditu. Courtesy morguefile.com  

EASTER

Monday, April 9, 2012
Easter Monday

In the Risen Christ, God reveals the final state of all reality. God forbids us to accept "as-it-is" in favor of "what-God's-love-can-make-it." To believe in Resurrection means to cross limits and transcend boundaries. Because of the promise of the Resurrection of Jesus we realistically can believe that tomorrow can be better than today. We are not bound by any past. There is a future that is created by God, and much bigger than our own efforts.

We should not just believe in some kind of survival or immortality or just "life after death"—but Resurrection, an utterly new creation, a transformation into Love that is promised as the final chapter of all history. That is why a true Christian has to be an optimist. In fact, if you are not an optimist, you haven't got it yet.

Adapted from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations, p. 150, day 159

Prayer:
Christ is risen! Alleluia!