Meditation: Easter (March 27, 2016)
March 24, 2016 8:02 AM
“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our name.”
This very meaningful phrase was brought to the attention of many of us Hospital Sisters of St. Francis years ago by a good friend, Father Michael Noonan, SCJ. The message proclaims the death of the Lenten Season and the arrival of a glorious period of celebration—because Christ indeed is risen.
When we see the sun begin to rise, it is Easter.
When we notice a quaint bud peeking through the dark soil, it is Easter.
When we embrace and are embraced with love, it is Easter.
When we walk with the lonely, it is Easter.
When we break bread with others, especially the hungry, it is Easter.
When we heal what we are able to heal and accept what we cannot, it is Easter.
When we build a bridge and not a barrier, it is Easter.
When we believe the unbelievable, it is Easter.
The reality of the Easter Season has come alive and it has no end because Christ now lives with us anew and we are with Him. “We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our name.”