Easter Sunday

To watch Fr. Joe’s homily from Easter Sunday: CLICK HERE! 

One of my favorite “songs” is the Creation Story, from The Book of Genesis that we have heard every Easter Vigil for the past 8 years or so. The Creation Story is a yearly reminder not only of God’s creation of the heavens and the earth, of the birds and animals, and even man and women in his image.

A reminder that creation, new life, hope and so much more, continue today and everyday.

C.S. Lewis wrote, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”.

Wise sayings are like Parables. They take on a life of their own and often evoke new meaning when read again, a new insight we need in that moment.

Easter is our annual celebration and each year we are invited to live it anew.

The Easter Gospel summons the Disciples to Galilee. Galilee is where Jesus began his ministry and where Jesus now invites his Disciples to begin their ministry as well.

As St. Augustine noted, “The Risen Lord makes us EASTER PEOPLE and ALLELUIA is our song.”

The life, death and resurrection of Jesus changed things, maybe better said broke the bonds of sin and death.

The life, death and resurrection of Jesus changes our ending in a profound way.

As Easter People, disciples, missionaries, Christian people… Today we are called to proclaim that Jesus Christ is alive, He is not dead, but has been raised.

As Easter People, disciples, missionaries, Christian people… We now continue to “do small things with great love” (St. Therese).

We pray today that we will rise to the occasions of life to bring Christ to others every day. To bring life and hope and love and so much more…

Maybe Saint Mother Theresa gives us a place to begin, “let us always meet each other with smile, for a smile is the beginning of love”.