31 March 2024

Easter Sunday


"Let us feel what we really are- sinners attempting great things. Let us simply obey God’s will, whatever may come. He can turn all things to our eternal good. Easter day is preceded by the forty days of Lent, to show us that they only who sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Contemplate then yourself, not as yourself, but as you are in the Eternal God. Fall down in astonishment at the glories which are around you and in you, poured to and fro in such a wonderful way that you are dissolved into the Kingdom of God.

The more we do, the more shall we trust in Christ; and that surely is no morose doctrine, that leads us to soothe our selfish restlessness, and forget our fears, in the vision of the Incarnate Son of God.”

John Henry Newman

So let us pray for a serene vision of things as they really are, and that strength, which is called the virtue of fortitude, to never give in to the allure of falsehood and the emptiness of despair. The tomb is empty, and death is overthrown, and we are the heirs to eternal life.

We are the Easter people, and hallelujah is our song.

Truly, He is Risen.