This poster on a Graffiti wall in Nijmegen made me think of a crucial text I am wrestling with for my PhD here at Radboud University. It is 1 Cor 15:32b which states:
If the dead do not rise, Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.
It is worth quoting Richard Hays on this text:
"If Paul's own apostolic labors provide a positive example of how one should live in light of the promise of resurrection, the behaviour of some of the Corinthians illustrate the opposite possibility (v. 32b). Paul suggests that their skepticism has led them to act like the frenzied inhabitants of Jerusalem who faced siege and anninilation at the hands of the Assyrians (Isa. 22:12-14): instead of facing their fate with repentance and weeping, they decided to 'party like there was no tomorrow', as the colloquial English expression has it. The slogan 'Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die' (quoted from Isa. 22:13) is a devastatingly apt characterization of these resurrection-denying Corinthians, whose own misbehavior has much to do with eating and drinking..." (First Corinthians, Interpretation, A Bible Commentary for for Teaching and Preaching, 268).