Father Albert’s Easter Letter
Greetings in Christ,
Blessed Easter to everyone! Jesus is risen from the dead, Alleluia, Alleluia!
The victory of Jesus at this moment is the triumph of God’s goodness and love over evil. By Jesus’ rising from the dead, he has overthrown all forms of evil, and the shadows of darkness and death. The risen Christ is now present in our hearts. We put all our trust and confidence in Him who has revealed the power and wisdom of God.
Faith in the risen Jesus is revealed to us in these ways; by the empty tomb, by the many appearances of Jesus to his disciples, and by remembering the words of Jesus that on the third day after his death he would be raised. All these require our acceptance, most of all by faith and not only by sight. The risen body of Jesus is no longer limited to space and time. This happens by Jesus’ miraculous appearances to the disciples. Jesus did this to assuage their doubts and fears, by changing them into faith in Him – the risen one.
We all are called to live our faith by casting our doubts and fears upon the risen Christ among us. He is present in his Words, and in his Body, Blood, soul and divinity in the Eucharist, present in all the Sacraments, and in our congregations gathered in His name. He is present most of all in our hearts. Happy Easter!
Fr. Albert B. Becher