“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”
A few days ago, Christians around the world gathered to celebrate Easter - that time of year when we remember Christ’s resurrection from the dead and what it means for us today. We went to church services, gathered with family to share a meal, thanked Christ for His death and resurrection, and indulged in the luxury we gave up during Lent.
It is a pretty powerful day in the Christian calendar.
But then Monday rolled around, and we were back to life as usual.
No sign of new life. None of the excitement of Resurrection Sunday. No more exuberant celebration, Facebook status messages exclaiming that He is risen, or inviting our friends and family to church. Just back to our everyday tasks as if Sunday had been like any other day.
We think Easter is all about celebrating something that happened 2,000 years ago.
Paul had a different view.