The Greatest Feast of the Year

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Reading I: Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Psalm: Psalms Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Reading II: Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel: John 20:1-9

The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus is the greatest feast of the year for Christians, greater than any other religious feast, including Christmas. Many people will say that we are saved because Jesus died for us. This is not entirely wrong, but it is incomplete. It is so because if Jesus’ death was the end, how could He save us? The truth is that Jesus saves us through His life, His suffering and death, and His resurrection from the dead, the whole of it. Without His resurrection, His life, His suffering and death are meaningless for our salvation.
Today’s feast of Jesus’ rising from the dead is the crown of God’s salvation work. It affects everyone of us in the deepest core of our existence, because it opens for us the way to eternal life in God. Without Jesus’ life, death and resurrection there is no hope whatsoever.

On behalf of Fr Anil, Deacons Ken and Cornelio, let us implore the Lord for the grace to imitate His passionate love that brought new life in His resurrection. May the passion that consumed Jesus’ heart also consume our hearts to experience the Risen Lord!

The Lord is Risen, Alleluia! Happy Easter to one and all.
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