“Like Dead Men”
Grant, O God, that we will apprehend and experience your gracious acts of intervention in our world in ways that will make us alive as you intend us to be and not dead as we tend to be.
Thank you for the real life that can be ours through the resurrection of your Son Jesus; help us not to miss it because we are not looking for it or because when we see it we are afraid of it.
Too many people are among the walking and breathing dead, O God; make us so alive with the life of the resurrected Jesus that they can catch it from us.
“After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men.” (Matthew 28:1-4)