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Resurrection Grows on You

The resurrection is unknowable in the way we like to know things, the journalistic who-what-when-where-how that we grandchildren of the Enlightenment think comprises truth. The writer of Mark was different: he was willing to have his life changed before he understood fully what was changing it.
Actually, this is the only way life ever really changes. You won't understand marriage until you've been hitched for a while--maybe not even then. You're not going to know what it's like to have a baby until you have one. You don't even know your profession until you've been in it a while. Nothing in life is obvious immediately. It all grows on us.
This is how we must approach resurrection, as well. No, you don't understand it. Let it grow on you.

- Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, "Resurrection Grows on You," The Christian Century, April 2, 2012, reflection on Mark 16:1–8