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The resurrection story isn’t a literal story about God overcoming death. A story about a God who overcomes death isn’t that big a deal anyway. Any real God should be able to do that with one hand tied behind its back. If we see Easter as the story of a god who rolled back a big stone and walked out of a tomb, that may be very impressive, but it doesn’t do anything for our spiritual growth. There has to be something there we can learn or use. If we see this story as showing us the ability of the world, and the ability of you and me, to renew our spirit in the face of any obstacle, to transform ourselves from despair and limitation into a consciousness of joy and possibility, no matter what happened in the past, that’s definitely something to get excited about.

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