Fr. Tim's Letter - April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! Happy Feastday, People of the Resurrection...

“Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death! And on those in the tombs,
bestowing life!”

Alleluia! Alleluia!! Alleluia!!!

The “Good News” we celebrate together today ‘trumps’ every other news!

Love conquers fear, forgives sin, and heals even death! Love is stronger than death in Jesus Christ, crucified and come-back from the dead!

In the light of that victory, and our share of it through our Baptism, warmest welcome to one and all – ‘regular’ members, visitors, guests, snowbirds, college students, believers, doubters, skeptics, seekers, married folks, single folks, single-again folks, young & old; saint, sinner, or like most of us – sinners-trying-to-become-saints; here at last on Palm Sunday, or Good Friday, or Christmas, or Easter, 2017, or decades ago…warmest welcome to one and all – no exceptions!

Together we are Christ’s crucified and risen body – the Church.

Within us and among us, Christ serves, lives, dies and rises, as we seek to become more and more like Him, Whom we love so much!  It is Christ we seek to “recognize and serve, in those for whom the world makes ‘no room’.” as Thomas Merton would say.

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My prayer and fervent hope is that each of you, your loved ones, our parish family here at
Resurrection (How cool to be named for His Victory!) our Universal Church and the broken, wounded World may tangibly experience Easter Power & Hope!  Please God, we can tap into and experience the full power which comes from the Risen Christ!  He is with us! We fear nothing! He has conquered the grave! What can death do to us?!

The world might say “April Fools’ Feast” to us! We know better, don’t we? And we await the
unfolding of that real & beautiful power as Christ lives in us through the Holy Spirit’s gifts, the
Eucharist and the good example of each other!

Happy Easter – one & all!

The Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey pray for the new life of the Risen Jesus to be revealed, as on Wednesday this week, we choose a new abbot. 

Going forward together with him and each other, ‘in Christ’, in Common Life and Ministry, may…“God bless us...EVERY one”!

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