Sometimes the world is filled with such utter darkness and sadness that it is difficult to lift your head and take a breath. On the island of Patmos, John was writing in a time of such darkness. To me, his revelation is an honest and hopeful one. A revelation that even through unimaginable suffering, the faith can prevail. Even if the time of prevailing is a forever a way. Likewise, the resurrection, whatever it means, is a reminder of our resilience. It is a reminder of the beauty and power of the human experience. It is a reminder of death’s limitations. And perhaps its greatest relevance is when we are at our weakest.