A couple of days ago a phone call came from a dear priest-friend preparing his Easter Sunday homily. He asked the question, "How is life different when you truly believe and have faith in the Resurrection?" That's a good question for anyone, but a real good one for someone who spent 30 minutes dead, out of body and in the afterlife.
ODD & WEIRD
Lastly, real faith in the Resurrection will make you appear odd, weird to others. This is one way you may know and even measure the amount of your faith. People weak in faith are often well-loved. They have many friends and are highly regarded by many. Jesus said, "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." Luke 6:26 Conversely, firm belief in the Resurrection often results in rejection by many. One's coworkers, boss and even their family might turn against them. Jesus said, "They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." Luke 12:53 Now, if you're rejected because you are a lazy worker or disrespectful to your family, that is a different issue. Rejection must exist completely and totally because of your devote Faith, with a capital F.