Sunday, April 20, 2014

What Does a Messiah Do? (Easter 2014)

On the one hand, I don't like to preach super-long on Holy Week Masses since there's so much other stuff going on. On the other hand, on Easter you know you're only getting some of the people once or twice a year. Consequently, I was willing to go 12+ minutes today. The topic might be summarized as, "What is the number one characteristic of a Messiah, and how does that change how we should understand this whole 'resurrection' thingy?" Deep, huh?

This kind of springboards off of last year's very apologetic homily on faith and reason and the resurrection, but its main point isn't what the Apostles would or wouldn't say after Jesus died on Good Friday. The main point is what God did was something that overturned all expectations and vindicated the claims of his Son, changing how we see God and understand human life. 

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