Quotable Wednesdays: Death and resurrection


"But death could not contain God. God said 'yes' to all of our polite 'no thank yous' by rising from the dead. Death and resurrection.

[The] Christian faith, while wildly misinterpreted in so much of American culture, is really about death and resurrection. It's about how God continues to reach into the graves we dig for ourselves and pull us out, giving us new life, in ways both dramatic and small.

Death and resurrection - the recurring experience of seeing the emptiness, weeping over our inability to fill it or even understand it, and then listening to the sound of God speaking our names and telling God's story - is messy business."

- from Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint, by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Photo credit: "Resurrection" by MaidenClarity, on Flickr