Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,
Christ is Risen!
With joy we cry out and shout Alleluia. Our Lord has truly risen and has re-ascended to his throne in glory. The Gospel writers were clear that the resurrection of the Lord was a momentous event. “He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid” (Matt. 28:6).
Our duty, as Christians, is to proclaim the resurrection of the Lord. It is not only our duty but our solemn expectation. “And with great power did the apostles give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord; and great grace was in them all” (Acts 4:33). Let this Easter season be a time of faith sharing for you. Every day we encounter people who need to receive grace from the sacraments and hear the Good News. Sometimes this can be conveyed by our simplicity of life, holiness, or kind acts. In this way we can “preach the Gospel always and, if necessary, use words.” The comfort we offer in the Risen Lord is not a comfort of this world, from which we will receive scorn, but is focused on eternal bliss.
God bless you now and always in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Sincerely in Christ,