“This is the night when Jesus Christ broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave.” From the Easter Exsultet
Amazing and Triumphant Love….
Christians have always seen Easter as the central event surrounding the faith for it is the day that we see Christ rising from the dead! Many of our brothers and sisters await for him as he will return in all His glory.
At the same time, we know that in a real sense, He has never left. We see Him, we hear Him, we celebrate Him, and we partake in His divinity in the celebration of Eucharist!
Fire and water will be blessed, many will enter full communion with the Church and celebrate their new identity as sons and daughters of the Eternal Father and at the same time we will join them as we renew our baptism and celebrate Eucharist. All these events remind us of our salvation in Christ Jesus. Christ who is has always with us will now make himself visible in the celebration of sacred mysteries. Thank you, O Risen One for the empty tomb.
May we all run together and find that the tomb is empty! He has risen just as he said. And may all our loved ones who have died in His peace come to know the joy of this amazing and triumphant love!