We’ve made it through Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter. Now what?
What does it mean to live in a post-Easter world? What difference does it make…really?
I’ve wondered sometimes what my reaction would have been had I lived 2000 years ago. Would I have been one of those cowering in the locked room, afraid of both the Romans and the Jews? Would I have had the courage to boldly proclaim my faith in a risen Christ?
I’d like to think that I’d have done the latter. But I don’t know.
I really can’t understand the impact the resurrection had on the lives of those early followers. I do believe in life after death…that this isn’t all there is. I believe that there is a personal God who cares for me. That’s always been a part of who I have understood.
What would it have been like if that had been something totally new? totally unexpected?I can’t imagine the courage it took those early followers to march into the Coliseum, willing to die horribly rather than repudiate their faith. If I’m honest with myself, I don’t know if I could have…would have…
Maybe that’s the reason for the question in the title of this post. What now?
If I truly believe in a risen Jesus, what difference does it make in my life…now? Can I live with the courage of my conviction? I hope so…