We are living in a world reshaped. The resurrection of Jesus Christ - that real life can follow death - has reshaped the history of the world and re-ordered the realities of sin and grace.
So how do we living a world reshaped? How do we live, as Stearns calls it, as post-Resurrection disciples?
The whole gospel - that resurrection can be a reality for all of us and for all of creation - is entrusted to us, as Christ and the Spirit of Christ lives with, in and through us. So what are we going to do about it?
Stearns uses the analogy of radioactivity to illustrate how the whole gospel make us brighter and brighter and more and more infected and contagious until we glow with resurrection radioactivity.
A way that I have come to talk about this over the years is that care and compassion is more contagious than death and disease. That healing and resurrection and hope really can overcome the pain and despair of our lives and our world. Do you believe this? If so, be radioactive. Be contagious.