From the Pastor's Desk
Easter is the greatest and the most important feast in the Church for three reasons:
- The Resurrection of Christ is the basis of our Christian Faith. It is the greatest of the miracles, for it proves that Jesus is God. That is why St. Paul writes: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain; and your faith is in vain” (I Cor 15: 14). “Jesus is Lord, He is risen!” (Rom 10:9), was the central theme of the kerygma (or ’preaching’), of the apostles, because Jesus had prophesied His Resurrection as a sign of His divinity: “Tear down this temple and in three days I will build it again” (Jn 2:19). The founder of no other religion has an empty tomb as Jesus has.
- Easter is the guarantee of our own resurrection. Jesus assured Martha at the tomb of Lazarus: “I am the Resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me will live even though he dies” (Jn 11:25-26).
- Easter is a Feast which gives us hope and encouragement in this world of pain, sorrows and tears. It reminds us that life is worth living. Let us live the lives of Resurrection people: Easter gives us the joyful message that we are a “Resurrection people.” This means that we are not supposed to lie buried in the tomb of our sins, evil habits, dangerous addictions, despair, discouragement, or doubts. Instead, we are expected to live a joyful and peaceful life, constantly experiencing the living presence of the Risen Lord in all the events of our lives and amid the boredom, suffering, pain and tensions of our day-to-day Lives.
May you find the Risen Jesus walking with you every day of your lives and bring Peace in your hearts and in your Families. HAVE A BLESSED EASTER EVERYONE…