I resist the notion that Easter is now over. (Don’t you?)
(There is a thorny little problem with how we might have been taught to understand this resurrection thing: if Jesus was raised from the dead as an indication of his divinity, then those of us who are not divine have no hope.)
No worries. Jesus was and is fully human (and divine…)
What it means to be raised from the dead is precisely to be a human who is given back a body
God has begun the new creation by remaking humanity, beginning with Jesus and including all of us on this good earth.
Resurrection affirms our bodily existence and our heavenly calling as those who live in the hope, mercy and self-giving love of the Risen One.
Happy Easter, again!
Then Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” John 20: 27-29