Tag: Resurrection

The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ imposes a serious obligation on each one of us within the Body of Christ (the Church) toward those with whom we share humanness. It is the obligation which stems naturally or, rather, supernaturally, from the very...

Relying on Him

To put it frankly, there seems to be very little, if any, good news in our readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. But only those unwilling or unprepared to live all stages of the Paschal Mystery could object to this.  Before being joyous and...

There Are No Words

Each Good Friday, we Christians ask ourselves: How would we have behaved? Would we have been among the faithful women remaining as Jesus breathed his last? Or would we, like many of Jesus’ closest friends, have fled the scene? While none of us know...

Untie Him and Let Him Go

Once again, let me remind all of us that the one being raised from the dead is not Lazarus any more (cf. John 11:1-45) but any one of us who might be tired of the cramped confinements of his or her “tomb.” Each day, God alone knows the exact number...

He Has Been Raised

He is not here but He has been raised! This, my friends is the fact that has turned the world upside down. For anyone who dares to believe this incredible news of victory over sin, despair, darkness and death, the only reasonable choice is to...

This Happy Easter

From time to time we learn of heroic people who, moved with genuine love, try to save someone who is drowning or trapped inside a burning building. In some cases their altruism ends in an added tragedy: both victim and rescuer perish. If the love of...

Promises, Promises

Each day, we make promises. For those of us who are married, we made promises to our spouses on the day of our marriage. “I promise to be true to you.” For those of us who are ordained, we made promises to our bishop on the day of our ordination as...

Rejoicing in the Resurrection

Nobody would ever ask us point blank: “How was your Easter celebration last year?” People ask us how we are doing; who won the game last night; if we know how the weather is going to be this weekend, etc. The only one who could ask us about last...