Proclaiming the Good News
As we celebrate Jesus' victory over death we go out into the world and rejoice spreading the message to all.
"So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me" (Matthew 28: 8-9)
Happy Easter! He is risen, death has been conquered, our sins forgiven and we can break our fasts! (More to the point I can stuff my face with Chocolate once again!) Eastertide is a wonderful season of rejoicing in the knowledge and light of a wonderful truth, that we are loved more than we could every appreciate in this life, it is a time for feasting and celebrating in a renewed spirit and faith as we look forward warmed by the coming spring and summer seasons.
But this does not mean that we are simply going to sit around enjoying ourselves, no this revitalising moment, this renewed energy comes equipped with a task for we are called now to go out and proclaim this wonderful news of Christ's resurrection and fulfilment of the scriptures to all who are yet to hear it. We can not simply keep this truth to ourselves for that would be unkind and unloving we must share it out and let this spiritual wealth empower all. And it is for this very reason that our spiritual Leader Pope Francis calls on us all the embrace the poor and destitute of this world, the actions of Jesus and the gift from God were made to combat this issue of poverty in our world and we are the tools required to spread the knowledge of them to every corner of the world.
Remember the season of Easter lasts for 50 days right up until the feast of Pentecost on June 8th so there's plenty of time to keep celebrating!
Let us rejoice in the gift of the risen Lord. Let us acknowledge the blessing of Jesus as our saviour so that we can become empowered to spread the joy of the Gospel message and allow ourselves to become his disciples.