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HE IS RISEN. . . – reflection

You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth the crucified. He has been raised, he is not here” (St. Mark) Easter Day has come at last, Jesus is risen. We have prepared for this day through Lent. We suffered with Christ on Good Friday and waited uneasily while He was in the tomb. For those who believe in the Risen Savior, Easter Sunday is the high point of the year—YEAR OF FAITH. The Resurrection of Christ Our Lord not only guarantees us on immortal life, but it tells us of a new life and higher kind of life. By His Resurrection, Christ gives us His own divine life. It is the beginning of the life we shall enjoy to its fullest extent in heaven. It is in truth the beginning of heaven on earth. So the accent of the Christian message is always on life, not on sin, punishment and death. Continue reading HE IS RISEN. . . – reflection

Easter Sunday…

Chris Moretz decided to ride out Hurricane Katrina alone at home. After the worst of the storm had passed, his house was flooded and destroyed. Chris needed to let his family know that he was still alive. But they were in Tucson, Arizona, and there was no way for him to contact them. So Chris painted the message on the roof of his home: “C. MORETZ IS ALIVE. PASS IT ON.” Also included was the phone number of Chris’s brother, Gerard. Gerard said, “Going 36 hours not knowing if he was OK puts things in perspective. But then Chris’ rooftop message was shown on TV and posted on some web sites. Chris’ family began getting phone calls from all over the country telling them Chris was alive.

For the early church the message was simple: “JESUS IS ALIVE. PASS IT ON.” For us Christians on this Easter day, the message is the same, “JESUS IS ALIVE. PASS IT ON.” Continue reading Easter Sunday…