As we get to this part of the year when Easter Sunday gets further and further away, it can become for us like a bygone feast. Sunday after Sunday can feel a little routine.
As Christians however, the greatest event for us is the power of Christ over death on that Easter Sunday all those years ago. That power can still be a reality in our lives. That is so important. As Christians the reason of our identity in Christ is tied to the Resurrection of Christ from the dead.
As St Paul says “if Christ has not risen then our faith is in vain” (1Cor 15:14).
So how do we live the Resurrection in our lives, how can we make it real for us today?
God became man to be with us. He took the first step.
But the initiative of God is handed to us to continue practicing in our lives.
That’s what we do in practicing our faith.
But if we’re still trying to grapple with that then there are some things we can do in our lives, some daily practices that help us reach that awareness of Christ’s Resurrection for us.
This is the God who has overcome all our fears, all our struggles, even over the power of death in our lives. That is our God. May this Easter season be a source of peace and joy and security in your life! God bless you all.
Fr Joseph Laundy,