glimpses of the rising

“For me the most radical demand of Christian faith lies in summoning the courage to say yes
to the present risenness of Jesus Christ.”

Brennan Manning,
Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

(blooming clover / Cades Cove, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN / Julie Cook / 2018)

“Think, dear friends,
how the Lord continually proves to us that there will be a resurrection to come,
of which he made the Lord Jesus Christ the first-fruits by raising him from the dead.
Contemplate the resurrection that is always going on.
Day and night declare the resurrection to us.
The night sinks to sleep, and the day rises;
the day departs, and the night comes on.
Look at the crops, how the grain is sown:
the sower goes out and throws it on the ground, and the scattered seed,
dry and bare when it fell on the ground, is gradually dissolved.
Then out of its disintegration the mighty power of the Lord’s providence raises it up again,
and from one seed come many bearing fruit.”

St. Clement

14 comments on “glimpses of the rising

  1. says:

    I love that analogy. We rise each day and should be grateful that God has kept us through another night. We try new things, we fail and still we rise again as time goes. Resurrection is part of who we are.

  2. Lynda says:

    Resurrection is part of us because God has provided resurrection for all of creation! We are a resurrection people through our Lord Jesus the Christ. Thanks for the quote from St. Clement.

  3. Wally Fry says:

    What a great comparison of the annual blooming of thigs as a reminder of the Resurrection. Good find. BTW, if you want to see stupid, take a hike over to my birthday supper post last night and check out one of my visitors. Sheesh.

  4. Dawn Marie says:

    “Contemplate the resurrection that is always going on.” A beautiful thought to carry with me tonight as my head rests upon the pillow. Thank you for such sweet thoughts to dream upon….

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