Our world is fascinated by the afterlife - what is like, is it real, where will I end up. Thrown into the mix is this desire for eternal life; how we can stay young, how we can evade old age and maybe even death. We have creams that promise reduced wrinkles and youthful looking skin. We have diets and tablets that say they reduce the signs of ageing. Films have been made about the cradle of life, or the fountain of youth. Although in desperate times people want to end their life, in general there seems to be a belief that life goes on, that death is not the end, or even the way it should be. Its as if eternity has been inscribed into our DNA, but we can't quite put our finger on it.
So what is the truth, how should we live in this world, should we embrace mortality, should we embrace death? What did Jesus accomplish not just from dying on the cross but also rising to new life? What does Jesus resurrection mean for us today?