Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jesus Chrsit is Risen

It's just not Easter morning for me without Keith Green's Easter Song. I am exhausted, but joyful beyond words. So, I will use words written by St. Paul to the Church at Corinth:
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. (1 Cor. 15:12-20- ESV)
As Pope Benedict proclaimed on Easter 2006: "Christus resurrexit quia Deus caritas est!"- "Christ is resurrected because God is love! I believe and it makes all the difference in the world, the difference between hope and despair.

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