Christ is Risen – Alleluia!
The Resurrection is true! Jesus is ALIVE!
The Risen Lord is the reason for our Hope! The Easter Season has commenced – the season of the empty tomb, of Christ’s appearances to hundreds, and of the conversions of thousands who saw in Him the fulfillment of the scriptures continues to bring hope! The Resurrection infuses meaning and purpose into the crosses we bear, and in a culture often devoid of hope and meaning, we can ponder the Resurrection and what His risen life means for our own.
We often cannot find answers to our many and various questions regarding suffering. However, we can find meaning and purpose to that suffering, and when we contemplate the reality of the resurrection and eternal life, we clearly see that the Suffering Christ conquered death! Christ and His Resurrection are key to understanding the question of suffering.
Having been baptized into the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ, we are made children of God and temples of the Holy Trinity. The theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity fill our souls, and our Risen Lord is ever ready to increase these virtues if only we ask and pray. Therefore, in this Easter Season, join us in praying “The Act of Hope”:
O my God, relying on Your almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Your grace and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.