But on Sunday we celebrated the resurrection of Christ. And in the resurrection we have a wondrous hope: if Christ is risen, then death and injustice do not have the final say.
The resurrection means that all injustice is temporary.
But because of the resurrection, we know that the love of Christ conquers all. We believe that even now, as we seek justice for our neighbors and in our communities, we stand as witnesses to the new life that we have through Jesus. Every time we see justice prevail we celebrate the foretaste of the world to come. And every time we are confronted by challenges too big for us to solve, injustices irreparable by legal remedies, or pain beyond our ability to heal, we remember Christ. We remember the resurrection. And we join Paul in joyfully proclaiming,
I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross, God's perfect justice and God's infinite love toward us are one and the same. Because he lives, we know that all injustice is temporary; love has won forever. And so we rejoice in the resurrection.