Saturday, August 17, 2019

"Look any enemy in the face"

"Paul's resurrection realism avoids the depression of pessimism and the denial of optimism. A resurrection lens allows us to live truly victorious lives that can look any enemy in the face--cancer, slander, or depression. Jesus's past resurrection means we experience present real-time resurrections as we wait for the future big one, when all creation will be resurrected."

- Paul Miller, J-Curve: Rising and Dying with Jesus in Everyday Life (pg.204, emphasis his)