From Carolyn Raney
So it will be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
1 Corinthians 15:42-43
When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
What does it mean to have a resurrection life in this age? Both the Psalmist and St. Paul touch on it in today’s passages. Bring your perishing body, your dishonor and your weakness and lay it at the foot of the cross to die with Christ, only to be raised with Him in glory. Cry out to Him when your foot is slipping, and His love will support you. Trust Him when anxiety envelopes you, and you will be consoled. “I have been crucified with Christ so that I no longer live, but Christ lives within me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20). As symbolized in baptism, “what you sow does not come to life until it dies.” (1 Corinthians 15:36). While we await the resurrection in the age to come, we strive toward it when we lay aside the desires of the flesh and exchange them for the splendors of the Christ’s resurrection.