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ALLELUIA! The Lord is truly risen! ALLELUIA!
A six year old said to his grandmother, “Easter is not about bunnies; Easter is about Jesus.” Alleluia! This young child has an insight that many of us need to be reminded of – Easter is our celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! Alleluia! I have heard others recently talking about baskets of candy and what special clothes to wear and how to color the eggs. I wonder how much this distracts from our understanding of the Resurrection? Our move from Holy Week into the Triduum and Easter is the core of our faith. The Paschal Mystery – the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ – is the foundation of who we are as Christians. Is that always in our minds and hearts or are we distracted by whether the bonnet should be yellow or light blue? Jesus is risen from the dead! Alleluia!
Many families gather on Easter Sunday and what a great day to appreciate each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. Is this year different for anyone? What has kept us going through the last year? Take time to remember that our hope comes from the Resurrection. Jesus has conquered sin and death - he gives us hope! Whenever we start to doubt or question, look to Jesus. Jesus suffered and died for ALL of us; and then rose Triumphant from the grave. This is the hope we need as we journey through life. Easter Sunday is a great day of rejoicing and celebrating – but we need to also remember it doesn’t end there. We will continue to celebrate Easter for the next 50 days. Alleluia! Then, every Sunday throughout the year is another celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Alleluia! God’s Love continues to be given to us - Alleluia! The way we live our life and show our gratitude is our response to that gift. May this Easter Season be for all of you a true gift and source of hope! Come and give thanks to God each week as we continue our journeys as disciples of Jesus Christ. Sing Alleluia! Shout your praises! Jesus has Risen! ALLELUIA!!! God Bless.