Surmounting

God is still speaking--Resurrection?


Lenten Reading for Holy Saturday,  March 30, 2013: 

Easter? Our vision falls more onto the dying than onto the death.
How we cope with dying is more important to us than how we conquer death.
To cope with dying does not yet mean to cope with death.
The surmounting of dying is within the reach of human possibilities,
the surmounting of death means resurrection.

Not from the art of dying but from the resurrection of Christ can a new, purifying wind
blow into the present world.
If a few human beings would really believe this
and would let themselves be moved by this in their earthly behavior,
much would change.
To live from resurrection--that indeed is the meaning of Easter.

from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Mystery of Easter

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