Words, of our faith, the mystery of faith bound into our lives, our hearts, heard so many times, “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again” A statement of loss and a covenant of a future yet to come bound the wondrous middle, the affirmation of something more than mere reporting We are not told that Christ rose, as the ancient creed holds, No, this is a bold statement of life of continuing resurrection, living today of our promise, in the scripture of living joint heirs, as fellow disciples, as living brothers and sisters with Christ in the present moment. He is alive! He IS risen living now, as surely as the moments he walked this earth, in human form. He is living now, and he is our brother, not our long, far off distant relative. He is our living brother, now We are his companions, his disciples Just as much as the first twelve, who shared the bread, the wine We are his contemporaries, their peers a big, rambunctious living family Heirs in the first degree Feeling the presently risen Christ walking that Emmaus Road, the journey of our lives after the rising on Easter Living with a Christ in the present tense HE IS RISEN; Christ IS risen indeed!
March 15, 2008 The "mystery of faith" from the Great Thanksgiving versus the Apostle's Creed