I would like to pray for all of those who are entering the Church today. May God’s grace continue to transform you and may you continue to be a light for others.
Today’s Gospel is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What a difficult mystery to believe in, but one each Christian must face and answer for themselves. Everything, for Christians, depends on this mystery, it’s a whopper! It gives us our identity which gives us our purpose and mission. All of our actions and the way we live depend on it being true. Most importantly, it opens the door to a new life, a spiritual realm, a spiritual Kingdom, where the Creator who is love dwells. A place of eternal bliss, no more brokenness, pain, suffering, anxiety, depression, sin, attacking each other, death, war, pandemics, natural disasters, work, loss of a loved one, cancer, but One who brought all of these things upon Himself on the cross so that we may have this new life here on earth (giving purpose to that suffering; sacramental life where His grace freely flows to us if we are open to it) and in heaven (a place of peace, adoration, perfect love). Is the resurrection of Jesus real or fake, a myth, a fairy tail, or an actual event that took place in Jerusalem, Israel in 33 A.D. We must all decide, love is a decision. God is trying to call his human family together in communion. May we respect Him and take some time to reflect on the resurrection especially at Mass, do some research, find a book about it, but most importantly pray with Him and ask Him, “I believe Lord, help my unbelief”!
It comes down finally to this: if Jesus was not raised from death, Christianity is a fraud and a joke. But if he did rise from death, then Christianity is the fullness of God’s revelation, and Jesus must be the absolute center of our lives. There is no third option. –Bishop Barron
God bless to all of our RCIA and RCIC!
Be a servant, become a saint! #Christian YOLO