Fourth Week of Easter
Is it possible that even though professed followers of Christ believe in Jesus’ resurrection and in our ultimate resurrection to eternal life; is it possible that we depend on death to help us function as humans, as a society, even as a church? Is it possible that we use people’s failures and sufferings as justification for a hands-off approach? Is believing that some people will never change useful for carrying out a religious or political agenda?
In this week’s story from Acts 3 and 4, we see Peter and John choosing to reject an economy of death in preference to the inaugurated resurrection economy of Jesus. Because of that, they threaten the entire religio-political system of their time.