Daily Prayer 365

Day 236
Monday, April 24, 2023


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!   —2 Corinthians 5:17

If taken metaphorically, resurrection cannot mean just anything one wants. It does not only mean that there is always hope although it also means that. It does not only mean that Jesus will always be with believers although it also means that. It does not only mean that God has reversed Rome’s verdict on Jesus although it also means that. It means that God’s Great Clean-Up of a world grown old in evil and impurity, injustice and violence has already begun and that it involves a period of human time from start to finish rather than an all-encompassing instant of divine time. It means this above all else: God’s Great Clean-Up has begun (a first miracle!) and we are called to participate in it (a second miracle!).  —John Dominic Crossan, The Resurrection of Jesus

Give me hope. Be with me. Undo what is impossible: delete the path of violence and injustice. Pave the way with your all-encompassing divine possibility. Mark the way with love. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

April 24, 2023

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