Sunday, April 4, 2010
Third, Jesus’ resurrection highlights THE fundamental truth about the Christ: We worship a person who loves us intimately, so intimately that He died a miserable death to forgive us our sins and to vanquish death itself. Christianity, then, in the final analysis is not reducible to a set of dogmatic propositions, nor an ethical code, nor a litany of symbols and ritualistic prayers, nor an elemental force of nature, nor a political ideology. Christianity is at its core about a person, a God-Man whom the Father sent to save us from ourselves. We encounter the glorified God-Man on Easter who has the ability to save us as one of us; his hypostasis makes all the difference.
Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!