The Resurrection is not just a memory of the past, it continues to happen every time we pass “from death to life” in our present history.
Bearing witness of Christ resurrection by our deeds
Christian life unfolds around the paschal mystery. “And if Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching; empty, too, your faith.” (1 Cor 15:14).
In this Easter season, we must ask ourselves what gestures, signs and signals would make our faith in the Lord's resurrection credible to our contemporaries. How can we communicate to them not only in words, but above all in deeds, that the life of the Risen Lord continues to impel us today to commit ourselves to transforming the realities of death into realities of life.
I propose some attitudes. Each person can point out the ones he or she believes are most necessary:
- Defend life, all life and in all circumstances.
- Take the side of the victims, of those who demand their rights.
- To care for creation, the common home for all humanity.
- To commit to a synodal Church, a Church of communion, where everyone can feel equal.
The disciples affirmed: “God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses” (Acts 3:15) and today it is we who must continue to bear this witness. The Lord entrusts it to us, let us hope that we do not disappoint him.
Text extracted from an article by Olga Consuelo Vélez, theologian and professor at the Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia.
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