The Empty Tomb

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 means 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.

–Fr. Frank

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