Archive for the ‘Easter’ Category

More Than Wishful Thinking

Friday, April 13th, 2012

When the women who had gone to anoint Jesus’ body on the first Easter morning returned to the Apostles with the news that they had seen the risen Lord, the Apostles refused to believe it.  The story seemed like nonsense to them.  That night, when Jesus appeared to them, He chided them for their stubborn refusal to believe.

The Apostles clearly were not engaged in wishful thinking, or a desire to make up the Resurrection story.  If they were, then they would readily have used the women’s story as a starting point.

In reality, they came to believe because they saw and touched the risen Lord.  This gives us confidence.  Death has been conquered, and therefore we can fight the culture of death, knowing that the victory of life is more than wishful thinking.

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Death Has Been Conquered

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

When Jesus rose from the dead, an angel descended from heaven, rolled the stone away, and sat on it.  This was not so that Jesus could get out, but so that His followers could see that the tomb was empty.

The angel’s actions also mean that we will walk out of our graves.  The stone sealed human beings in the grave, but after rolling it away, the angel sat on the stone, symbolizing that death is conquered and cannot any longer hold humanity captive to the grave.  Our destiny is now the heights of heaven.

That’s what God thinks of human life, and that’s why we work to end abortion, euthanasia, and every other form of violence.  Ultimately, abortion is a denial of Christ’s Resurrection, but our Easter faith impels us to extend the victory of life.

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