Peace and Goodness!
Jesus is Risen from the dead, Halleluiah!
There are many things that we must be thankful for this past year. God has given us the opportunity to rejoice and be glad in all the gifts He has given us. We thank Him for our life, for our health, for our family, for our friends, for our job and career, for our neighbors, for our faith community, and for the people who touch and inspire our life.
Easter is about God’s fulfilling His promise of redemption.
Jesus, the Son of God had taken upon Himself our human nature, which is subject to suffering and death. He, the Word made flesh, embraced the weakness of a human person in order to save that human person from the destruction of sin. He lifted up our fallen human nature into what God, the Father, had originally intend it to be – one with His divine nature. In the womb of Mary, God had a meeting with man, something unheard of. Saint Athanasius put it beautifully when he said: “the man is God, and God is man, that in Mary they meet, something that has never happened or seen before, and that in this sense Mary is the center of all things.”
In the suffering and death of Jesus, we were saved.
Jesus took upon Himself the sin of the world so that we can be freed from the corruption of original sin and live in the grace of God. For this, we are forever grateful to God for sending His only begotten Son, Jesus, our Lord.
Today, as we rejoice together with the whole world in celebrating the Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ, allow me to extend to you and all your loved ones the blessing of Easter.
May the Lord bless you, and keep you. May He let His face shine upon you and have mercy upon you. May the Lord bless you and give you peace.
May the blessing of Easter be upon you and your loved ones throughout the year!
Let us join hands in praising God for the gift of salvation brought about by Jesus Christ. Rest assured that I will keep you all in my prayers as I offer the Eucharist – the sign of our eternal gratitude to the mercy and compassion of God.
With loving devotion to the power of Christ’s resurrection, I remain in Christ,