Reflecting on Easter
Death should be the end of the story. At least for many people, that is what the fear of death suggests. Because we cannot know experientially what exists beyond our physical death, temptation fills the void with a sense of nothingness, dread, or both. Belief in some form of existence beyond that of earth remains always a belief—something that cannot be proven by any logical means.
Faith in Jesus does not change this human reality, but it does offer an alternative approach. We are more likely to believe what someone tells us if that person in consistent in word and deed. We are most likely to believe what someone tells us if that person consistently loves us. Jesus’ life, ministry, passion, death, and resurrection are multiple ways to show the incredible depth of his claim that he came to bring us life in abundance—no matter what. For Jesus and for us, death is not the end of the story. Now that deserves an alleluia!