Fr. Patrick writes: EASTER SUNDAY

A walk with God “EASTER SUNDAY”

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! Today, together with the whole church, we repeat these words with particular emotions: Christ is Risen. We need to repeat them with the same faith with which St. Peter pronounced it in our first reading and St. Paul in our second.

We need to let our joy overflow because the Resurrection we celebrate today is the foundation of our faith- “For if Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain…” (1 Corinthians 15:17). The resurrection is a reality that can be accepted only with a heart of faith. Thus we will hit an obstacle if we seek to use only our human faculties to understand it, for faith is not a natural gift, but a supernatural one.

This truth -that Christ has Risen- brings us hope and reassurance that after all, there is life beyond the tomb. Thus we can say today is a Day of Hope. This hope is universal in two ways:
1. It is to all people from every race and every age, not only to some few.
2. It comes to us in all situations and challenges. The resurrection does not only give us victory over sin and death, but even in all human sufferings, like this Corona virus pandemic, disappointments, etc. and we believe we will be victorious in the end.

How can we not rejoice at the victory of Jesus Christ, who was unjustly condemned to the most terrible sufferings and death on the Cross for us? How can we not rejoice at the victory of our brother and friend, since his victory is ours too? No matter what situation you find yourself in today, I call on you to rejoice greatly; for where there is life, there is hope and where there is hope there isjoy.

Prayer:🙇🏽‍♀️ Eternal and Almighty Father, we thank you for never ceasing to reveal yourself through your Son, that his risen life may heal all your children and gather them to yourself. Amen.

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