Why Seek Among the Dead?

It is still Easter season, so we can still reflect upon these resurrection moments… “They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead?

Now, let’s get this right… I do appreciate celebrating the witness of those holy ones who have called our attention to the Living One who is Jesus.

And this video does not even pretend to acknowledge all the holy ones who have gone before us…, just the ‘known.” Not mentioned are those names who  quietly but effectively ministered two decades ago along side a much youngrt me in Iowa. Not mentioned is Mike Yaconelli of Youth Specialties. Not mentioned is your own early influences. <Name them and pray for them now please.> Where is my late father? Where is John Paul II, one of those with whom we had actually marched who might eventually end up being recognized as a saint?

And none of this conversation acknowledges those living and ministering presently at our side… We celebrated Mark Pacione in the ArchBalt recently. I call Mike Carotta often enough to let him know I appreciate his ministry.  I try to be loving and supportive of the Phenomenal Women on our staff.

In a commitment to avoid vision slippage, let us seek the Living One among the living… What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?” The communion of saints is the Church. Since all the faithful form one body, the good of each is communicated to the others….  [CCC 946-947] In this season of New Life, let us intentionally celebrate the living who help us form the living Body of Christ.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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