The universe is humanly impossible. The earth and the planets exist under conditions that are nothing short of miraculous. Human beings are a miracle. The more we understand ourselves the more we realize we are humanly impossible. How about the different living organisms and ecosystems? How possible are they from a human standpoint? We may be able to observe nature but by ourselves, we cannot create the simplest of living organisms.
We are miracles surrounded by miracles, living in a miracle, with delegated authority to produce miracles.
The resurrection of Christ is humanly impossible but so is our origin, our continued existence and the physical universe we call home. So faith in the resurrection makes sense and is therefore not an achievement, neither is it an end in itself. Faith in the resurrection is dead if it does not lead to corresponding actions and tangible proofs that are equally miraculous.
Don’t we need miraculous interventions today all over Africa and the rest of the world?
I believe the solutions to societal problems lie with those of us who not only believe in the resurrection but possess the Love that planned it and the very power that executed it. We blame politicians, the “powers that be”, corporations or even global warming for problems in our domains when we have resurrection power we can deploy at will.
The resurrection is not so much a historical fact to prove nor an event to celebrate as a reality to live.