Peter tells the crippled man in today’s first reading, “I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I give you: in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, rise and walk” (Acts 3.6). Immediately, the crippled man grew strong and joined them in the temple walking, jumping, and praising God.
Through the celebration of the Triduum, we have not been given gold or silver. Rather, we have been given the joy of encountering the Risen Christ as we renewed our baptismal promises. We are to be an Easter People in the world who are walking, jumping, and praising God. As we go about the usual routine of today, may people find us alive in our faith because Christ, our hope, is risen from the dead.
Remember, it is still Easter Sunday. The joy of this one event cannot be contained in one day – it overflows for a whole octave which culminates this upcoming Divine Mercy Sunday. We carry the light of Christ who curses the darkness of the world.