God is not dead. Indeed, God is very much alive. However, the conversation about God is dead. Killing the conversation about God is tantamount to killing God. The enemies of the Church know this. The Church does not.
By failing to include God in the conversation, God has become a stranger to us. We do not know him. And nobody follows a stranger. Fewer and fewer are going to Church. Nobody is going to confession. Churches are withering and dying.
To reverse the trend, the Church needs to open the treasure chest of Christianity, take out the treasure and share it with the children of Adam and Eve.
In the treasure chest is knowledge of God.
What particular items are found in the treasure chest of Christianity?
The Crucifixion was a collision between good and evil. It was bigger than the Big Bang. It was larger than the Large Hadron Collider. The byproducts of the collision revealed the nature of God. We tortured and killed him. He suffered and died. The first byproduct was that He did not stay dead. The second byproduct was that He did not stop loving us. That he did not stay dead revealed that Jesus is God. That he did not stop loving us revealed that divinity is love. No collision; no revelation.
We hung him from a tree like a piñata. We beat him to a bloody pulp with sticks. We exposed his sacred heart for the world to see. Behold it stayed filled to the brim with love for us. Not a drop was spilled. Buckets of blood spilled through the wounds we opened in his body. But not a drop of his love for us spilled.