“So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory,” (Col 3:1-4).
Today we celebrate Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord. Let us give thanks for Jesus of Nazareth, our Savior, has Risen!
Pope Francis, in The Joy of the Gospel, reminds us that each day is an opportunity for a personal encounter with Christ. Every moment is a perfect time to “take a step toward Jesus [and] to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.” Through his life, death, and resurrection, renewed life flows towards all. Those who hunger and thirst are invited to experience a new life full of sincerity and truth (1Cor 5:8). In this way, nourished by the sacraments, we become a wellspring of life for others and can go forth experiencing the joy and peace that comes from the risen Christ. May the blessings of Easter be yours. 
Written by Sarah Ciotti
Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
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