11:30 AM EASTER SUNDAY MASS IN THE GYM
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HAPPY EASTER and welcome to our beautiful church.
GOD HAS THE LAST WORD: In the brightness of this Easter day, we gather to celebrate not only the resurrection, but the great lengths to which our God is willing to go in order that we, the lost, might be redeemed. Our God was willing to go to the cross for us. You see, without the risk of losing one’s life, the willingness to suffer, the humility to carry a cross, the resurrection is impossible. Over these past three days we have devoutly recalled how Jesus was willing to bear the humility of being a man, how died upon a cross, how he descended into hell, unlocked the gates of heaven, and conquered the darkness of evil and sin. From the hopelessness of the tomb and from the emptiness of the grave, the Son of God has risen, and he comes to us this day with the promise of eternal life.
Our lives tend to move in patterns and cycles, and our experience of the pandemic has been a disruption to those cycles. It is important to remember that while our lives feel out of sorts, God is still and always constant. The works of salvation and light are especially important to keep in mind during this time of uncertainty and darkness. The simplest meaning of Easter is that we are living in a world in which God has the last word. These days of Easter also remind us of the beginnings of the Church. It challenges us to continue what Jesus taught His disciples and to live by His example. It teaches us to take courage that despite the challenges we face in our world, the Risen Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is present and active in our lives.
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