The tomb is empty! Jesus has risen from the dead. Nothing will ever be the same again. This is
good news for the world and good news for those of us who desire change in our lives. ALL things are made new today!! ALL things! Nothing is as it was. Life starts now. It's never too late for life to begin again. Each day is new and today is one of them. We are reminded today of the immense, unstoppable Love that Almighty God has for you and me. Not even the grave could stop it!
Today, we let go of the old, we let go of what was, we let go of everything we were before. Today
we roll back the stone blocking our hearts. We roll back the stone that prevents us from living fully the life Christ died to give. Today, we stop looking for the living among the dead. We put to rest and
forget about our past, our mistakes, our sins, our selfishness, and our wounds. We let Christ leave the
grave behind and walk right into our hearts, fully alive, living through His Spirit in us today. Through the wounds of Christ we are made brand new. Today we call upon the Spirit of God to remove all that blocks us, prevents us, all that keeps us stuck in our old way of living and thinking.
Who cares about what sort of person you were yesterday? Not God. No matter what your current state in life, Christ now calls you to a new life. Nothing can separate you from His Love. Nothing can keep
Him from you except you. Give Him permission to enter. There is a joy to be had in your life right now where you are no matter what your circumstances may be.
The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us as baptized Christians and so we are called to live a life in the Holy Spirit. Easter shows us that God's Love cannot be contained. It bursts forth into
the world and we need to let it burst forth in our lives and fill us. Jesus died to bring us His joy and we
need to make sure His death and resurrection were not in vain. We are called to experience this same Love in our lives and spread it to others. And it's time to let go of anything and everything in our lives that
prevents us from doing that. It's time to let go of the old and embrace the new things God has in store for all of us. It's time for God's Will to be done. Jesus Lives.. and we can too.
So let's be near to Jesus today. Let's be near to the Blessed Mother who's joy is complete today now that her beloved Son has risen. Let's live the Easter life, a life dominated by the present moment and a future so blindingly bright that we can only trust God's vision of it. Today, close the doors that need to be closed in your life, and open the ones that need to be opened, and walk out of the tomb WITH Jesus.
A New Life is here- now. It's time to live it. Let's live our lives in a New Way - Today.
May the Risen Christ bless and protect you always. Happy Easter.
"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me, will never die" (John 11:25-26)