Today all true believers in Christ come to church to celebrate two amazing victories: the victory of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ over death as well as His victory of divine love over hatred and jealousy.
Every Sunday is to be lived like Easter Sunday which calls all those who say theybelieve in Christ to celebrate their faith, their hope and their charity in a vibrant and joyful way.
The victory of Christ over death gives us back a real hope. No matter how much we suffer on earth, if we believe in Him and faithfully pray every day, and if we receive the Holy Eucharist to acknowledge the presence and infinite love of Our Lord, then we can live in hope.
The CCC teaches: Thus from celebration to celebration, as they proclaim the Paschal mystery of Jesus “until he comes,” the pilgrim People of God advances, “following the narrow way of the cross,” toward the heavenly banquet, when all the elect will be seated at the table of the kingdom.” (CCC #1343-1344)
Our view of human existence changes radically if we believe that Jesus has risen from the dead. How can we fall into despair if, thanks to Jesus’ Resurrection, we possess the hope to see God face to face after we die.
Even if we go through all kinds of sufferings, physical and spiritual, during our short life on earth, we believe that there is a tremendous happiness in store for us. Jesus has promised that to those who believe in Him and do His will.
“If Christ has not resurrected then vain is our faith.” (1 Corinthians 15:12) Yet, we know he is risen because as he said: “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
“Therefore, if you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Mind the things that are above, not the things that are on earth, for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, your life, shall appear, then you too will appear with Him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4)
May the Joy of Easter fill your heart and shine in your home.