Jesus Christ dying and coming back to life has given to all the world the answer to a question that everyone in different moments of their lives have asked themselves. What is after death… the answer is “life”, a life that doesn’t know sunset. For everyone who has lost a loved one, Easter is the answer from the Lord, they are alive.

For all those who have suffered in their lives, the Resurrection of the Lord is the key to understanding the present moment, knowing that even though the present sufferings are real, they like Jesus know that suffering and darkness will finish in the joy and light of the Resurrection.

Most of all, Easter is the answer to those who search for real love. True love is to give our lives for others. Jesus sacrificed out of love for us. He conquered death and showed us a new way to live, giving the best of us for oth- ers, knowing that all the efforts of this life are not lost. They all count for eternal life.

Easter is the answer to all the injustice in this world, giving to us the certainty that in the same way that God raised Jesus from death, he will make justice for all of us because what we do in this life has its consequence in the life after this life to which Jesus testifys.

Easter is the manifestation of God’s love and power because out of love he gave his son for us. Because of his power, he trans- formed hate into love and death into life by the resurrection of Jesus.

This is the central mystery of our Faith and the perfect vision of what we are called to be. Our God, in which we have put our trust, is the God of life, not just because he has life within but because his life is our life. Jesus should always be the reason of our faith. Jesus’ resurrection is the most important event of our lives. As St. Paul said: ..if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. (1Cor 15:14).

The message of Easter is a message of hope, peace and life. The effect of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection touches the life of all those who believe because by his cross and resurrection he has conquered the world.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled,

 

 

 

Have a blessed Easter and may the Lord’s Resurrection fill your heart and lives so that whatever you do and say will reflect the life he has given to us.

-Fr. Sergio