Christ is risen! Glorify Him!
In you, me, the Church, in every life, nation, all creation, in the beginning, throughout history, when all ends?
Christ IS risen?
The ultimate answer to every WHY: Christ is risen.
In the wombs of the barren, the wombs of those with child, the wombs where the unborn are at risk, Christ is risen.
In the heart and life of every priest, holy or not, receiving him with welcoming joy and love, or not, Christ is risen.
In the heart and life of the baptized, ancient or new, rejoicing or rejecting, Christ is risen!
In the heart and life of Pope Benedict, in the heart and life of the Church, in the heart and life of each believer and unbeliever, each Christian and non-Christian, in the heart and life of every atheist and nihilist, hedonist and confused, Christ is risen.
In the dark where evil spirits are at work, Christ is risen; in the dark of alleys where the lost are to be found, the homeless shiver, the criminal lurks, Christ is risen!
In those places where men and women soldiers lay down their lives, seeking to end war and protect the vulnerable, Christ is risen.
In those caves and shadows where terrorists lurk, thinking they are unseen, Christ is risen!
In hostels of those on the threshold of death, hospitals where the sick await hope, the staff give care, in lonely hotel rooms, in places where firemen risk all to save, police keep vigil to protect, Christ is risen!
Where there is pain, suffering, wounding, hunger, thirst, nakedness, in places of solitary confinement and other prisons, in the depths of aching hearts, Christ is risen!
HE IS RISEN: FOR THE FATHER LOVES US.
HE IS RISEN: FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT LOVES US.
CHRIST IS RISEN: FOR HE LOVES YOU!
CHRIST IS RISEN! GLORIFY HIM!
ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!
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