Happy Easter everyone! I hope all of you have had a very blessed and joyous Easter, my favorite Mass of the year and the most important holiday in the Church, whereby all our hopes are satisfied and all our fears and pain cleansed. God Himself has entered the world and given Himself for us, letting Himself be sacrificed and taking the punishment for all our sins on Himself, and then overcoming all sin and death by rising again to eternal life in God. He has offered all of us this hope as well, if we would only accept it!
Please pray and give thanks to God for all those who entered the Church this Easter, especially my grandmother and sister who were both baptized, confirmed and receiving their first Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil last night. It was a truly joyous occasion for both of them after an arduous journey home. I pray for all of you and I ask you to pray for me. God bless!
“The Cross had asked the questions; the Resurrection had answered them….The Cross had asked: why does God permit evil and sin to nail Justice to a tree? The Resurrection answered: That sin having done its worst might exhaust itself and thus be overcome by Love that is stronger than either sin or death. Thus there emerges the Easter lesson that the power of evil and the chaos of any one moment can be defied and conquered for the basis of our hope is not in any construct of human power but in the power of God who has given to the evil of this earth its one mortal wound – an open tomb, a gaping sepulcher, and empty grave.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Cross-Ways)