Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Acts 2:14a, 22-32

Easter 2 - Year A

Acts 2:14a, 22-32

Contrast this assurance that Jesus had no contact with Hades with the “Holy” Saturday and Creedal report of his descent to Hell. Also, Jesus had no real association with death - we move without pause from life to being killed by crucifixion to being raised.

When tracking reports, it is good to pay attention to what isn’t said as well as what is.

As a followup on Thomas’ doubts, here we have a resolution of many stories into one line focusing on the deity of Jesus. Apparently this is an easier selling point than the hard moral work of living and commending one’s life to G*D and Neighbor.

G*D’s raising power clearly outweighs Jesus’ living power. How do you weigh out such categories?

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