When I think about the resurrection now, I don't only think about
what happened to Jesus. I think about what happened to his disciples.
They went into hiding after the crucifixion, but after the resurrection
appearances, they walked back out into the world. They became
braver and stronger; they visited strangers, and healed the sick.
It was not just what they saw when they saw Jesus, or how they saw
it, but what was set free in them. If there is some kind of life
after death, what if it's not a life exclusively for the dead? What
if it's a life available to us all, something the living can
participate in, too.
Introduction to her memoir Practicing Resurrection
by Nora Gallagher
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