The Lord is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!
These are words from an ancient Christian greeting that should reflect our joy at the mystery of the Resurrection of Christ.
The past weeks of Lent and Holy Week gave us time to spiritually prepare for the central event of our Christian faith--the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter. The experience of witnessing the Risen Christ, with the descent of the Holy Spirit, strengthened the Apostles to witness and, in most cases, to give their lives in spreading the Gospel.
They had no fear about what would happen to them physically as they saw that Jesus was alive even after a brutal passion and death. As we celebrate the Easter season, please try to keep the Resurrected Christ foremost in mind.
In times of difficulty or uncertainty it is the hope given us by the Resurrected Christ that should motivate us and fill us with strength and confidence!
I thank all who work so hard and who are so generous in helping to strengthen our Christian faith community.
Be assured of my daily prayers and Masses for all of you.
May I ask a continued remembrance in your prayers and Masses as well?
Have a blessed Easter season!
Fr. Ed Namiotka