~ N. T. Wright, Surprised By Hope
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The World Cannot Cope with a Jesus Who Comes Out of the Tomb
" ... the question of Jesus' resurrection, though it may in some senses burst the boundaries of history, also remains within them; that is precisely why it is so important, so disturbing, so life-and-death. We could cope—the world could cope—with a Jesus who ultimately remains a wonderful idea inside his disciples' minds and hearts. The world cannot cope with a Jesus who comes out of the tomb, who inaugurates God's new creation right in the middle of the old one."