Today’s readings remind us that God does not create death, but works to defeat death through the Resurrection.
“The glory of God is the living human being.” – St. Irenaeus of Lyon.
Hi, I’m Doug Jones, and this is my One Minute Reflection.
Our first reading today reminds us that God did not create death. God created life, in all its glory and goodness.
It is we, rather, who at times reject that life through our sinfulness and selfishness. In choosing hate over love, revenge over mercy, the quest for pleasure over the quest for peace, fighting over reconciliation, we choose death over life.
But God did not abandon us to our mistakes. He sent us Jesus, not only as a model for how to live, but as the conqueror of death itself through the wood of the Cross.
As we remember Jesus’ Resurrection today, as we do every Sunday, we remember our call as Christians to imitate the humility of Jesus. As St. Paul reminds us, he became poor so that we might become rich, rich in the life that God has created for us.