Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed! Now what?
As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection throughout the season of Easter, we remember the journey of reflection that we have taken through the forty days of Lent. We remember the promise that Christ died Once for All, and we rejoice in the overwhelming ecstasy of the resurrection and the promise that God has conquered death and sin and raised us all to new life.
God is the one who claims us in the waters of baptism. God is the one who loves us first, inspiring us to love one another and our fellow travelers along life’s pathway. God is the one who promises us peace in the absence of fear, who promises the full measure of joy, who promises to know us and to call us by name.
Through Jesus’ death and resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit, God is the one who fulfills these promises and shows us what it means to be Divinely United in Peace and Love.