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Thursday, March 28, 2013
The intermediate hope
The intermediate hope -- the things that happen in the present time to
implement Easter and anticipate the final day -- are always surprising because,
left to ourselves, we lapse into a kind of collusion with entropy, acquiescing
in the general belief that things may be getting worse but that there's nothing
much we can do about them. And we are wrong. Our task in the present ... is to
live as resurrection people in between Easter and the final day, with our
Christian life, corporate and individual, in both worship and mission, as a
sign of the first and a foretaste of the second.