Alleluia! He is Risen! Sisters and Brothers, today we celebrate a great truth: the Lord of Heaven and Earth loves us so much He came to set us free of everything that could destroy our friendship with Him. Sin is overcome! Death has no lasting power to destroy! We have an eternal home in heaven! And we have the abiding presence of The Greatest Friend the human heart could ever encounter.
Lent, we reflected on our THIRST, our BLINDNESS, and the DEATH that we carry
around with us, pointing out that Jesus has come and remains with us to quench
our thirst, cure our spiritual blindness, and call us out of death’s tomb into
everlasting life now and for eternity.
Today we bask in the JOY of
that reality! Jesus is risen – He is risen
INDEED! What an amazing and
Easter Vigil, we were there to see and experience that water, light, and life
pouring into our lives. At the Easter
Fire we lit the Paschal Candle to dispel the darkness with the Light of Christ – that light spread to
each of us within the body of the Church – and we were there as that light
spread to our new brothers & sisters whose Baptismal Candles were lit from that same flame:
the Light of Christ stands as a reminder at the Ambo throughout the Easter
Light of Christ unsealed the waters of baptism for our newly baptized as we witnessed yet
again the glory of New Life in baptism; that eternal fountain of water that
quenches our every true thirst remains alive in our presence and refreshes each
of us as we renew our baptismal promises and remember our baptism throughout
the Easter Season.
the first time, those initiated into the Sacred Mysteries joined us at the table of the Eucharist to receive into
themselves the power and grace of new and everlasting life in the body, blood,
soul and divinity of Christ offered for us all whenever we gather in
worship and praise.
signs remain throughout the Easter season to remind us of the great joy we have
in Christ. Alleluia! Water, Light, and Life – among us – forever!