This Man God raised on the third day and granted that He be visible …after He rose from the dead. (Acts 10: 40-41)
Every year we commemorate the paschal mystery of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. What an opportunity the Church has given to all of us. It is a blessing indeed to experience the journeying inside of us, seeing our relationship to others, our self and to God. It gives joy and strength to feel and experience forgiveness, conversion and resurrection – a newness of life we share in Jesus’ resurrection.
Jesus was triumphantly resurrected over 2,000 years ago. He won life over death and will live forever. The whole creation rejoices for the King of all Kings has risen from the dead. The saviour of all humanity, the one who sacrificed Himself and who loves tremendously.
Perhaps we will hear some say: “Yes, He is truly risen from the dead” and perhaps others will say “No, He is not”. Each one has their own ideas and beliefs and that is how our Lord respects us – He has given us freedom. But what is freedom? Freedom is not what we would like to do but rather freedom is living in the truth. As the Lord said:
…you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (Jn 8:32)
Freedom entails discernment for us to see clearly the reality that speaks goodness and truth. To live God’s truth is to experience the fullness of life.
In one of my earlier posts, New hope, new beginning! we were reminded how, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. (The Life of man, p.7 – CCC)
The grace of God is enough for us to know our freedom. We pray that we may always be at His side, knowing Him being the truth, the way and the life.
Let us rejoice in Jesus for His resurrection gives us the hope to be with Him forever in peace, joy and love! We show on our face the resurrected Christ with true joy and sincere love to God and to man. Through it we may bring the triumphant Christ to all that shines love, hope and joy.
May you celebrate a Happy and Holy Easter Day!
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