Psalm 118:1–2,14–24 Acts 10:34–43 or Isaiah 25:6–9 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 or Acts 10:34–43 John 20:1–18 or Mark 16:1–8
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
It often takes time, life experience, and the death of someone you know to squarely confront the often-uncomfortable question of what lies beyond this life. In many cases, we reach this point involuntarily. Some of us lose loved ones at young ages, while others of us are well into adulthood before death touches our lives in an intimate way.
The Easter promise of resurrection is at the core of Christianity. This fundamental belief requires faith. By having faith in this salvation, we see that Christ’s teaching transcends being a guide for moral living and becomes an opportunity for realizing eternal life.
Thank God our story as humans doesn’t end with death! Today we are reminded of the good news. Jesus’ resurrection adds another chapter to our book. The author of our salvation has not forsaken us. This good news should give every human hope, integrity, and purpose of life.
Christ teaches us that it is not our position to judge. Rather, it is our job to share the hope and love of Christ through our interactions with friends, enemies, and strangers alike. In the microcosm of our daily lives, we can bring dignity and hope to those around us. So, go forth into the world, rejoicing that today death is conquered. Go forth to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God!