As you may have picked up from previous posts, I’m in the midst of reading The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard for my theological book club (yes, there are such things). In a discussion on how Christians should respond to those who are hostile or even violent towards us, Willard makes the well-known point that we are to follow Jesus’ example. But he adds to that point the twist of the perspective of eternity:
“We know what is really happening, seeing it from the point of view of eternity. And we know that we will be taken care of, no matter what. We can be vulnerable because we are, in the end, simply invulnerable.” — Dallas Willard
It’s worth noting that, in this life, we may not be taken care of the way we would prefer to be taken care of but ultimately we will be taken care of. Holy Week, which culminates in Easter Sunday provides us both the example of Jesus in his suffering and death and the assurance that, in the end, we are “simply invulnerable” because of his resurrection.