Lament for a Son - Section 9: p. 92-103 Summary & Analysis

Nicholas Wolterstorff
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Section 9: p. 92-103 Summary and Analysis

Jesus Christ is resurrected with wounds from his crucifixion, but the mere fact that he rises from the grave is a sign of mankind one day rising from their graves. To believe in Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to the narrator, is to rise from the graves of suffering love for mourners. Death wins if nothing good is produced from the experience of death. The narrator will live the reality of Eric's death, but his wounds remain. Mankind is healed by Jesus Christ's wounds, but the narrator wonders if mankind's own wounds will ever heal. He wonders if this suffering will bring peace. He doubts it since death is the mortal enemy of peace. Quoting Henry Nouwen's "A Letter of Consolation," the narrator claims that it is important to understand mortality in order to appreciate life.

Suffering may...

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