The death and resurrection of Christ changes everything in our lives, including our death and the death of our loved ones. It reframes the death experience. No matter how tragic the death experience may be, Christ’s death and resurrection reframe it. Through our baptism, death is left speechless, and life and resurrection have the last word.
This message is adapted from “Reframing, Remembering, Returning” written by Phyllis Kersten in the January/February 2000 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.