by Catherine Doherty.
Alleluia! Christ is risen! Verily he is risen! Because he has, darkness has been conquered by light, death by life, and hate by love. Now the world lives in the resurrected Christ.
Whether men and women know it or not, the world has changed; it and the cosmos are now living, existing in the Lord of history, of eternity, of time, and of love. And not only is the Church on pilgrimage toward the Parousia, the Second Coming, but so are all men and women and all the world, and all that surrounds God’s world.
The resurrection of Christ brought love among us, and it is the very principle of our existence. If we recognize this, we can transform the world.
It’s such a simple thing that requires only faith in the resurrected Christ. It is so simple that it is overlooked by many who write heavy treatises about abolishing poverty and stopping wars.
But human beings are not satisfied with bread alone. They desperately need love, almost more than the air they breathe.
Why not start the fire of love by loving—one by one—all whom we meet and deal with during the day? Then indeed the resurrection of Christ will become meaningful. Our pilgrimage to him will become joyous, and we will restore the world to him.
We will eat the fruit of love daily—peace and happiness, the like of which we never dreamed existed. Let’s begin now.
Alleluia! Christ is risen! Verily he is risen!
—From Grace in Every Season, (2001) April 11, pp. 107-108, available from MH Publications.
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