I am the resurrection

Some thoughts

  1. One of the most common greetings of the resurrected Lord in his apparitions is “ Peace be with you”. A Christian who is not a peace-builder or peace-maker is not a Christian. Working for peace is not docile submission to all injustices, but to arrive at peace through justice and reconciliation.
  2. Resurrected Jesus was a consoler too; Mary Magdalene, the disciples to Emmaus, other apostles were consoled. Consolation leads to joy. Remember the joy of Mary Magdalene and the disciples after meeting Jesus. A Christian has to become a distributor of joy.
  3. The life in abundance already starts here and now (kingdom of God is already here). An invitation to live our life with joy, peace, tranquillity, compassion and love. I have a few friends (agnostics) whose life transmits these sentiments, and their lives are a great (unknown and not recognised) witness of Jesus’ resurrection and an invitation for me.
  4. One of the images that have attracted me a lot is that on the altar of St Peter's Church, Bandra. The risen Lord stands there with open hands, and saying “Come”. The invitation is unconditional and inclusive. Christian can attempt to live this atleast to a certain extent in our own lives.

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arun simon

A Jesuit with all the crazyness… Loves Jesus…Loves church, but loves to challenge too… Loves post modern philosophy & Gilles Deleuze.. Loves deep conversations…