I was once told that the word “Is” is the most Christian word that exists. It is really true, if you think about it.
Our God IS not dead, or was, but our God IS. The Eucharist IS the Body of Christ. Christ IS alive. Every Christian IS alive whether physically alive or not.
IS happens now. IS is dynamic. There is nothing about Christianity that was, -ed, past tense, already happened – dead and forgotten. But IS alive in our hearts and minds and souls.
Just thought you might want to ponder on that a while.
Peace be with you.