April 17, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Christ is Risen! Alleluia!
This acclamation has made all the difference in the course of human history. Even though many today do not believe in the Lord’s rising from the dead, this act of God is the turning point for every person, past, present, and future, on the face of the earth. As believers we know that this life is merely a preparation for wondrous things to come and it is our hope and prayer that we always give evidence of this truth in the manner in which we live. Our belief in the Lord’s Resurrection gives testimony that we too shall abide with God forever. First, however, we must pass through the trials and difficulties that come our way. We have heeded and accepted Our Lord’s invitation to: “take up our cross and follow Him.” And because we have the glorious crown of eternal life awaits us.
Because of our belief we need to be ever joyful in the anticipation of what awaits us. Those who get bogged down in the disappointments and sorrows of this life easily lose sight of the life to come. Restless hearts go after things in this world that will never give permanent happiness. In their errant pursuits they fall into many perils and misery. If only they would find joy in the promises that Jesus Christ has brought. His Resurrection is proof that joy may be embraced here and now.
Let us therefore proclaim with exhilaration that Jesus Christ is risen indeed, and that sin and death no longer have power over us.
A Blessed Easter,