Sunday, April 16, 2017

Considering Resurrection

Humanity was never, and could never be, cut off from the Divine Presence. [Therefore] it is time to consider Jesus' resurrection not in terms of a journey to an overseeing, heavenly God who had disconnected from humanity, but as a transformation from being a human expression of the Divine to living on in the Divine beyond all human limits. It is time to see that "resurrection" will be ours also. It is time to see that "resurrection" in this understanding did not start with Jesus. The human species has always lived in and died into the Divine Presence.

– Michael Morwood
Excerpted from It's Time:
Challenges to the Doctrine of the Faith

p. 125

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Easter: The Celebration of the Sacrament of Transformation
The Risen Jesus: Our Integral Ground
The Two Entwined Events of the Easter Experience
Resurrection in an Emerging Universe
Resurrection: A New Depth of Consciousness
Easter Reflections
Easter Exultet
The Resurrected Jesus
Jesus: The Breakthrough in the History of Humanity
The Passion of Christ (Part 11) – Jesus Appears to Mary
The Passion of Christ (Part 12) – Jesus Appears to His Friends
The Triumph of Love: An Easter Reflection
A Girl Named Sara: A "Person of the Resurrection"
Resurrection: Beyond Words, Dogmas, and All Possible Theological Formulations
A Discerning Balance Between Holiness and Wholeness: A Hallmark of the Resurrected Life

Related Off-site Links:
In His Easter Message, Pope Francis Denounces "Oppressive Regimes" But Urges Restraint – Philip Pullella (Reuters, April 17, 2017).
The Pagan Roots of Easter – Heather McDougall (The Guardian, April 3, 2010).

Images: Michael J. Bayly (Easter 2017).

1 comment:

Lyn said...

I love magnolias. . . . Brave little trees, putting out flowers even in the face of freezing nights!