The Main Event
IT MUST HAVE BEEN SOME SUNDAY MORNING.
The most radical moment in the history of the world was that Sunday morning when Jesus rose from the dead. Ignore it if you wish or pretend it didn’t happen, but it is simply impossible to make sense of life and history without acknowledging the Resurrection.
Rising from the dead! Wow. The ultimate proof that Jesus was a radical is also the central premise of Christianity. This is the main event. Without the Resurrection, Christianity is foolishness, Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:12–14.
Did the Resurrection of Jesus actually happen? Though there is plenty of evidence to suggest it to the open and honest heart, I cannot prove it. There has to be room for faith; otherwise it would be called certainty.
But if it did actually happen, if Jesus did rise from the dead, what else is left to be said?
Excerpt taken from Chapter 21 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).
What area of your life needs resurrection right now?
Take a few moments to reflect on your life and identify the area that needs resurrection the most. In the Dynamic Catholic team member video below, Tony suggests going to confession. We invite you to consider making this a part of your Lenten journey.
(It’s Friday! Have you ever wondered why Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays? Learn about it here.)
Jesus, unleash the power of your resurrection. Resurrect the area of my life that most needs it today.