It is for this reason that we must cherish the earth: the earth is where God first met and still meets us. If we are to preserve the world for future generations it is because those future generations will best know the Creator through the creation, not merely because it is beautiful and majestic, but because the land, the earth is where God has always mediated loving kindness to humanity.
Living as one who is already dead has the power to move the Christian into a reality that is deeper than being a good person…
The baptismal font is not merely a bath, where we are washed clean of sin, but a moment of potential drowning.
…death will continue to grip our souls insofar as baptism is disconnected with death and the baptized do not hold death’s hand.