Resurrection does not have to do exclusively with what happens after we are buried or cremated. It does have to do with that, but first of all it has to do with the way we live right now. But as Karl Barth, quoting Nietzsche, pithily reminds us: “Only where graves are is there resurrection.”
We practice our death (we find true freedom) by giving up our will to live on our own terms. Only in that relinquishment or renunciation are we able to practice resurrection.
Peterson, Eugene H – The Pastor: A Memoir