Grateful to Paul Neeley for this quote. You can keep up with his blog here:
Being 'Easter People' changes how we live life now. Here's a quote from Clarence Jordan, the Baptist radical who helped start the multiracial Koinonia Farm in 1942 in Georgia and was terrorized by the KKK:
"The resurrection of Jesus was simply God’s unwillingness to take our 'no' for an answer. He raised Jesus, not as an invitation for us to come to heaven when we die, but as a declaration that he himself has now established permanent, eternal residence here on earth. He is standing beside us, strengthening us in this life. The good news of the resurrection of Jesus is not that we shall die and go home to be with him, but that he is risen and comes home with us, bringing all his hungry, naked, thirsty, sick prisoner brothers and sisters with him."