The resurrection is not just an abstraction. The risen life belongs to the here and now. It consists in the life-transforming union with Jesus on this earth as well as in heaven. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we have no fear of death and no need to inflict it.
NO POWER BUT LOVE
Rev. David Knight, PhD (Moral Theology, Catholic University), 60 years a Catholic priest, author of forty books on Catholic Faith and teaching. For further biographical information see, https://cdom.org/father-david-buell-maria-knight-obituary/
God is pleased with nothing but love.
One act of pure love is more precious in the eyes of God
and of the soul, and more profitable to the Church,
than all the good works together,
though it may seem as nothing.”
– St. John of the Cross