Monday, April 25, 2011

These People: The Sign and the Promise of Easter

Christ is Risen, Alleluia! He is Risen indeed, Alleluia! Alleluia!

I could write many things about Easter, and I will in the coming days. But on this Easter Monday I just want to look at the great, day to day sign of the miracle of Easter in my life: THESE PEOPLE. I ask the Lord for the grace to love every person He puts in my life in any way. But these are the people first of all, day after day, who make up the road of my life, who I must love and who I want to love so as to share in the glory of the Resurrection: the woman who is at my side, and whose unity with my life is manifested in the children that surround us and look to us for love.

I love you, dear Eileen, and I love you John Paul, Agnese, Lucia, Teresa, and Josefina. And I love all of you my dear friends and your families, who share our lives and struggles, who are our help and support, who take joy in our lives as we do in yours, the joy which is a foretaste of the Eternal Easter.

May the Risen Jesus bring all of us to the joy of sharing in His Glory together forever. And may He have mercy on the whole world, and make us instruments of His mercy to everyone we meet.