Day 39, Nicene Creed, 31st Line
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
No doubt this one immediately brings up some interesting imagery as our imaginations take a shot at what this scene could possibly look like.
A few years ago, when we discussed this line in my RCIA class, I imagined various decaying limbs flying around in the atmosphere, trying to return to their bodies. It’s ridiculous, of course, but brain was trying!
Fortunately, we’re not talking about anything resembling the Walking Dead, nor are we looking forward to a remake of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. “The resurrection of the dead” doesn’t mean that there will be a bunch of dead people walking around. Instead, it means that the redeemed of God will be more alive at His return than we ever were before. And this includes the entirety of our beings, body and soul. Who knows what it will look like? But we do know that we will have our heavenly glorified bodies, and we will be beautiful, not creepy. So no need for nightmares from meditating on this line today. Think glory, not gory.
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This reflection is a part of By Heart: A Lenten Prayer Project.