My roots are showing.
But then those roots aren’t something I can change. I can move on from the parts which no longer serve my faith or God. There’s just no erasing the past. At least I’m free to keep the parts which support my faith and still serve God.
For those unfamiliar with the words of the title when used as a greeting, the traditional response is: He is risen indeed.
For He is indeed risen to be my salvation. The only means by which I can reach God. I find an inexhaustible source of hope in that.