Sunday, April 12, 2009
He's risen, Alleluia!
Apart from the great liturgical hymns, Keith Green's Easter Song is perhaps my favorite resurrection song. One of my favorite memories from my early days as a Christian is having an informal Easter sing-along right after Mass in the church with many friends and the woman with whom I fell in love and married at the piano. I still enjoy Keith's music very much. Both my lovely wife and I started singing this song in the kitchen this morning.
His resurrection is a fact that blows away the world and re-orders creation- ushers in a new creation, not by making new creatures, but by transforming creatures into sisters and brothers, making them, by re-birth in baptism, children of the Father! As such, we are to walk always and everywhere as children of the light.
As the Holy Father, whose primary ministry is to proclaim that the risen Christ, this Jesus of Nazareth, is both Messiah and Lord, proclaimed to the city and to the world this morning: "Easter does not simply signal a moment in history, but the beginning of a new condition: Jesus is risen not because his memory remains alive in the hearts of his disciples, but because he himself lives in us, and in him we can already savour the joy of eternal life."
Christos Anesti! Aleithos Anesti!