Christ is Risen! Thanks be to God!
A Victory for Us
This is a cry of victory and praise. He is risen, our redemption is assured. This is a victory won for us, so we may share in the life, love and everlasting glory of God. The power of death is destroyed, Christ’s triumph is absolute. Our Baptism has raised us to new life as children of God. The Tomb is empty, the door of the new world is open.
Even the Apostles were amazed by this supreme act of God’s love. They were unprepared for it and could hardly dare to believe. Yet Christ’s return to them was so powerful that all confusion was cast aside. They joyfully embraced the full truth that Jesus Christ IS the Way to Everlasting Life.
To Live in Faith and Love
To live in faith as a follower of the Risen Christ is to live as a child of God’s love, recognizing that the same love that raised Christ from the dead is to be the director and energy of our lives. This active love of God, Father and Son, is the Holy Spirit, poured out upon the Church and all the Baptized that we may give glory to God in this life and share the victory of the Resurrection, the fullness of glory, in the heavenly Kingdom.
The Power of the Risen Christ
Christ is risen, returned to the fullness of his divine glory, so he is not physically with us. It is the RISEN Christ who is among us, in power and Spirit, leading us to the fullness of faith, knowing that our hope is sure and our joy will be complete.
May the faith, hope, love and joy that is ours in the Risen Christ fill your hearts and bring you His abundant blessings.