“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad”
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.” This well-known psalm refrain is very suitable for Easter because the joy of Easter fills the hearts of the disciples of Jesus Christ. Why do we rejoice on Easter? The answer is because Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord who conquered sin and death. Our Easter faith that we celebrate every Sunday tells us that this earthly life is a prelude, a preparation for the gift of eternal life to come.
Easter is an opportunity to give thanks to God for all of God’s blessings. It is an invitation to consider the truth and the mystery, how the risen Christ is present to us and how we are present to Him. It is all too easy to take for granted the blessings we enjoy in our lives, our community, our church, our families, unless we pause and reflect on the truth we celebrate today.
The centennial celebration of the Roman Catholic Parish Life in Manville fills us with pride for the past years and concerns about our future. Therefore, we should always remember that “In Christ the Redeemer we are ONE”. Let us continue to grow in love for the Lord every day and pray for one another as we journey together to an ever-deeper faith and reawaken faith in those whose faith is in slumber.
In the Risen Lord Jesus,