Christ is Risen.
The best part of that statement is the verb conjugation of "to be." We say IS, not was, not will. Christ IS risen.
Why does that matter? It means that the activity of God in the resurrection of Christ is not forgotten or tamed or mellowed. The word IS denotes the radical immediacy of Jesus' conquest over death.
We don't live after Jesus- we live IN the reality of the cross and out of Christ's victory over death.
Oh death where is thou sting?!