With Christians throughout the world, we celebrate the solemnity of Easter, the feat of Christ’s resurrection from the dead: liberation from sin, hope for the world.
Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. John 20:8
The Resurrection of our Lord is the central mystery of Christian faith. It is also the central hope of daily human existence. With the Resurrection we can be certain that suffering and death is not the final word on the human condition. This is the deepest source of Christian hope. And it is the wellspring of true Christian joy. On Easter Sunday God’s Word bursts forth in a joyful hymn of praise as the Church resounds with Alleluias. Our Lenten observance now finds its fullest meaning. As the message of Easter resounds in our minds and hearts, the truth of Jesus’ Resurrection finds echo in our lives. Christ is risen, he is risen indeed! Alleluia!
- Adapted from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
I sit with wonder, observing the steady activity
of downy woodpeckers and newly yellowed finch.
I do so wait with the avid attention of a child’s first look,
savoring the colors and shapes of earth’s loveliness.
- from a poem by Joyce Rupp
Please share a prayer or reflection with us on this special day.
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