“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.” Psalm 11
On this day we celebrate the reality that Jesus conquered death and has risen. We have followed Jesus these days in faith and hope. Our world and planet are suffering but the Easter message is that we are an Easter People! God so loved the world that He sent His Son to be one with us. Jesus lived our human life, knew our pain and sorrow and died our human death. The power of the love of God transforms our human sorrows and pain into joy and consolation. God is still with us, living in our Easter World with us – and promises never to leave us. God brought new life, rising in Jesus from death to new life for all people. We are an Easter People and on this Easter Day let us pray for a world where the love of God is made real through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!
I have just returned from the Sunrise Service with Sr. Jeannie and while the sun did not come out as brilliantly as we hoped it came with a certain radiance. The Light of Christ has indeed been enkindled in our hearts and minds. May the spirit of hope be renewed in our world!
Have a happy and blessed Easter!
Sr. Pat Schifini, OSU & Sr. Jeannie Humphries, OSU