April 13, 2017
Christ is Risen!
Rejoice! Our Lord Jesus is Risen!
He, the Light of the World, the Morning Star, the Dawn, has shattered the darkness. We have walked the journey and path with him to the Cross, to death, but lets not stop there! Let us be with him in His Life! Death is not the end. Pain and suffering do not have the final say. Jesus has conquered death and given new life and light!
On Ash Wednesday, we have been through 40 days of Lent and the Sacred Triduum. Today we enter 60 days of Easter culminating at Pentecost! In fact, we have eight days in which the Church says celebrate each of these days as if it were Easter every day!
Now, I ask you, what do you think Holy Mother Church and Almighty God want us to focus on…Lent, death, suffering, pain or Easter, life, healing, light, joy, hope?
We are a people of Hope and this is the good news the world so desperately needs right now! Christians should be preachers and proclaimers of hope and life and light! You and I are witnesses of the resurrection, we can testify that Jesus has Risen and conquered death. We can do this because we just walked with him in his suffering, passion, and death. We saw him die. Today, we see him rise from the dead and live! We can point to it in our own lives and share that with others.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen, indeed!
Hope in Christ,
Fr. Dan Firmin