Happy Easter! Today we celebrate that Jesus is risen as he said he would. Today we celebrate the gift of eternal life, won for us by Jesus.
The risen Christ is present to us. In fact, he is always present. If we stay open to the Lord in our lives, following his will and asking for his guidance, we will recognize his presence.
In today's gospel, Mary of Magdala and two other disciples were at Jesus' tomb and wanted to see Jesus. The tomb was empty. But the first disciple who arrived saw it was empty and believed.
Jesus is present to us in the same way. Like Mary of Magdala and the disciples, Jesus asks us to believe in him. With true faith in Jesus, let's celebrate the risen Christ; let's celebrate the gift of eternal life!
A Blessed Easter to all parishioners and your families.
Sincerely in Christ,