“Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said” (Matthew 28:5-6).
Alleluia! He is risen! Easter is the most joyous feast of the year. Christ’s death and resurrection is the foundation of the Christian Faith.
The Church is now filled with the light of Christ. It is no longer silent as we join our songs of praise with the choirs in heaven. We are reminded of Christ’s promise “I will give you a joy which no one will take from you.” (John 16:22). Easter is the beginning of our new life with Christ. Although our Lenten Journey is complete don’t forget to create times of prayer in your daily lives where you can spend time with our Risen Lord.
As we reflect on today’s readings, especially the Gospel, let us ask the Risen Christ for courage and strength we need to take His Light into the world.
Readings for Easter Sunday:
Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
This article has been updated and was originally written by our staff and published in April 2012. © The Catholic Company. All rights reserved.