Reflection from Fr. Taylor: April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday

Acts of the Apostles 10:34a, 37-43   Colossians 3:1-4   John 20:1-9

Today, Easter Sunday we look around and there are beautiful signs of life all around us. Spring is here. Our churches are decorated beautifully. All nature is waiting to burst forth into new life. For Christ is Risen, He lives again and we all feel more alive. Isn’t it true that Easter is an affirmation of life in the face of death. It’s always a message of hope in the face of despair.

God knows that we need this because so much of life is under assault today. So much tragedy evil and bigotry effects our society and in many ways our lives. The Easter Season reminds us that we will not let this continue and we will not be people of doom.

We have come too far by faith to give up now. Good Friday told us that while death and the cross are there it is never the last word. This morning there is living proof of that, and the proof of it is that you and I are here to testify to it.

As we go throughout the Easter Season let us continue to rededicate ourselves to all the positive things that we can accomplish. As Jesus has arisen from death let us arise from our old and sinful ways. We know that God is with us on this tremendous journey.

May you all have a blessed and peace-filled Easter Season.

 

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