In this world, suffering and death constitute a huge challenge to our faith. As we go through life we all experience little deaths.
We get a foretaste of death when we encounter failures, sickness and when we live in bitterness, sadness and depression. However, if our faith in the Resurrection is firm we will not be overcome. Crosses are not ends in themselves but are a prelude to the Resurrection.
When we live and believe in Christ, even in this world we will experience little resurrections. When we know love, acceptance and forgiveness, when we open our hearts to others and reach out to those in need, we emerge from the tomb.
May the splendour of his Resurrection scatter the shadows of earth and enable us to talk in radiant hope towards our eternal home. "As he has risen, so too we will rise."
A HAPPY & BLESSED EASTER to all.
Yours devotedly in Christ,