Saturday, 7 April 2012

 “You have been taught that when we were baptised in Christ Jesus we were baptized in his death; in other words, when we were baptised we went into the tomb with him and joined him in death, so that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.” Rom 6: 3 – 5

Once again we celebrate the Paschal Feast of our Saviour, brother, friend and Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate our journey from death to the fullness of life.  Our Saviour who is so kind to us is sprinkling us with the water flowing out from his pierced heart. If only the smile on our face lasts few minutes longer than usual, if only there is hope and peace in our hearts then – as much as we can, as much as our hearts are opened – we receive the first fruits of the resurrection.

Without the resurrection, our Christian faith would be just hopeful thinking, no better than secular philosophies and fanatical religious beliefs. Some of us would probably be very lost and confused about many things in our day- to -day life. The seventeenth-century philosopher John Locke, wrote, "Our Saviour's resurrection is truly of great importance in Christianity, so great that His being or not being the Messiah stands or falls with it." What a great responsibility we have!

Today I wish all of you a very happy and joy-filled Easter. I also thank you for your love, prayers and support.

Karol Wielgosz, O.P.

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