Had Christ not Resurrected ...

Clergy Corner by Fr. Ray

Had Christ not resurrected, our suffering would be without meaning; our belief in God would be for nothing; our love would be fruitless; and our death would be in vain. What an endless desolation of existence! It would have been better not to be born at all. But Christ’s resurrection gives us now an unfailing hope in God’s testament of love. We pass over from the bondage of Satan to the freedom of Christ; we pass over from an insecure world to the certainty of the Kingdom of God; we pass over from our mortal lives to the abiding presence of God. Thank God, I am alive! Life, therefore, becomes a continuity of now and what is to come - here and hereafter.

As Christians let us not place our hopes on foolish desperation and wishful fantasies, but place our wholehearted trust in God. And God, who is faithful to His promise, enlivens us with this celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. “...through baptism into His death we were buried with Him, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life with Him” (Rom. 6:4).

God loved us not because we are good; we only have to examine closely our life. Christ died for us so that we may die to our sinfulness. Christ resurrected from the dead so that we may be empowered to live in goodness. What have we done to deserve it? Nothing! It is entirely a gift freely given by the One who lived in love, died for love and was risen through love.

 

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