The Radical Theology Lectionary: Easter Sunday

Text: John 20:1-18

Interpretation:

“The reality is that we don’t know exactly what historically happened on that first Easter Sunday morning, and if we do take a historical position we just create an argument. The Good News of this Easter is that we have a third option away from the argument about whether the resurrection happened or not as a fact: namely, this third option is the position of the women who encounter Christ in the garden, where the resurrection is too good to be true, and it’s too good to be false. The return of Jesus enacts in us a call to step away from the downward spiral of our typical lives, and of our sufferings, and of our angers, and our mournings, and our injustices, and in this suffering, find new life and New Creation. When it’s too good to be true, the absurdity of the resurrection calls us to joy. When it’s too good to be true, we are led from our ordinary lives to something extra-ordinary.”

— Christopher Rodkey, Too Good to be True: Radical Christian Preaching

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About jleavittpearl

Philosopher and Theologian out of Pittsburgh PA.

Posted on April 20, 2014, in Radical Lectionary and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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