I love the term “life-giving.” I discovered it several years ago to replace words like “good” or “right” or even “healthy.” It names the generative quality of behaviors, activities, and ways of being that enhance life and bring about new life. There is something so holy about “life-giving.”
Of course there is. God is the God of the living and of life! Jesus Christ was raised to bring new life! We can look forward to resurrection after death and new life right now, living in the kingdom of heaven. In fact, that was the world-changing event of the resurrection, that death is not the end, that death is not the winner, but that God conquers even death. The life of God is that strong!!
This Sunday we will celebrate the new life of God and the life-giving nature of discipleship.