April 5, 2015 – The Resurrection of the Lord / The Mass of Easter Day Acts 10: 34A, 37-43; Ps 118: 1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3: 1-4; Jn 20: 1-9
“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad.” Of all days during our Church year, this is the holiest. It is on this day that we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection and our salvation. As Catholics we are all called to holiness, and today is the day on which we can respond to that call most enthusiastically.
Jesus is with us today, and He is with us through the Eucharist every time we go to Mass. As we approach to receive Communion today, and every time we do so, we need to search our hearts. We must remember the suffering Jesus endured for us. He shed His blood so our souls could be spared. We each need to thank the Lord for giving us life and for providing us with the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us.
Together we cry out “Alleluia!” St. Peter, in the opening of his first letter, put it this way: “Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy. (1 Peter 1:8) Christ is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!