He is Risen
In this most holy season, I would like to take this occasion to wish you peace, comfort, hope, and blessings as you worship with our Parish of the Airwaves. It is during this month that we bear witness to Jesus’s passion, death, and resurrection.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, even knowing the path that lay ahead of him. He was the suffering servant, one who suffered for us so that we might be forgiven for our sins. Jesus knew that he must suffer and die, even though his followers, those who were always with him, did not. During this time, he is isolated from the very people closest to him. But despite the sorrow and misunderstanding that he feels, he is still obedient to God.
At the Last Supper, Jesus shares a meal with his Apostles. They all drink from the same cup. Through this act of sharing, they are participating in a new covenant, one where all people, not just the Apostles, will share in the experience of salvation.
After Jesus is resurrected from the dead, his Apostles begin sharing their experiences of the Risen Lord with others. They go beyond Jesus’s immediate group of followers.
Because of Jesus’s death and resurrection, as Christians, we are called to let Christ take hold of our hearts and allow love to take over our lives. We can look at this as a symbolic transition of living in a state of darkness to living in the light. By doing this, we are following Jesus’s example of living a life of love.
Because of Jesus’s death and resurrection, as Christians, we are called to let Christ take hold of our hearts and allow love to take over our lives.
This Easter season, I hope you remember that through Jesus, we experience a relationship with the Lord. He loves us unconditionally. Also remember that through Jesus’s death and resurrection, we participate with Jesus in his triumph over sin, evil, and death itself.
As you celebrate Easter this month, I pray that God’s peace, power, and presence bring a renewal of faith, hope, and peace in your life. And please be assured that you and your intentions have a place in both my most heartfelt prayers, along with those of the Mercy Home family. From all of us at Mercy Home, we wish you a very happy Easter!