Easter Sunday 3/27/16

Matters of Practical Faith

In matters of deepest meaning and feeling, words are often inadequate. Young mother, are there adequate words to describe your feelings for your new baby?

Victims of Nazi imprisonment, beatings, starvation, torture…what words adequately describe the character of your torturer? Or of your own feelings?

The words about Christ are of similar character, but of cosmic magnitude. They are so great, not one of us can plumb their depths. “God so loved the world, that He gave His own Son….I am the way; no one comes to the Father, except by me, I am the way, the truth and the life.”

For God to be known by men and moment, He must be known through human love to a Divine dimension. That is the Christ story. That is the Gospel: God loves you and offers you life in an eternal dimension. God shines through you touching and blessing others. God gives us each joy that cannot be quenched; courage that cannot be conquered by fear; vision and compassion that are beyond our natural faculties.

On this Resurrection Day, eternal life and daily joy are ours from our simple trust in Christ, and our love for God and one another.

Blessed are you when you are pure in soul.
Blessed are you when you share others’ feelings.
Blessed are you when you stand, demanding justice
blessed are you when your compassion is lavished
on those who suffer.
Blessed are you when purely honest and honorable.
Blessed are you when you cower not nor surrender to evil.
Blessed are you when you stand firm in faith and love for Christ.
For your reward is permanent, immovable and rooted in the Divine.