Believing in the resurrection
does not just mean
assenting to a dogma
and noting a historical fact.
It means participating
If it were merely
a historical circumstance,
we should simply say:
register the fact,
and go on living
as we did before.
But if it is a creative act of God’s, then –
if we really know and understand
what it is about –
we shall be born again to a new life.
A faith like this is the beginning of freedom
Resurrection is not a consoling opium,
with the promise of a better world
in the hereafter.
It is the energy
for a rebirth
of this life.
The hope doesn’t point to another world.
It is focused on the redemption of this one.
Jurgen Moltmann (Jesus Christ for Today’s World)