[Jesus said,] “He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Luke 20:38
My small understanding of what it means to be alive is usually limited to mental, physical, and emotional sensations. My thoughts race, flow, go in circles, stagnate. In this body, I experience pain, energy, fatigue, hunger, thirst, cold, heat. As I go through a day, I feel joy, love, peace, sorrow, resentment, fear, confusion.
I must also be aware of the vast, silent, still, unending presence of God, the Mystery who transcends my best definition of “alive.”