Post-Christian Europe needs followers of Jesus who understand that the Gospel is powerful in itself. We should not hold onto the privileges of old religious structures.
If that body was really gone, if Jesus had come back to life, then the matrix of reality is altered; tragedy is not the final result of goodness.
The texture of suffering is changed when we see it and begin to experience it as being redemptive.
Our efforts to gain more influence and power may lead us to execute the very Jesus we hope to announce.