“The benefits [of the resurrection] are innumerable.
To list a few: Our illnesses don’t seem nearly so final;
Our fears fade and lose their grip;
Our grief over those who have gone on is diminished;
Our desire to press on in spite of obstacles is rejuvenated…
Our identity as Christians is strengthened as we stand in the
lengthening shadows of saints down through the centuries,
who have always answered back in antiphonal voice: ‘He is risen, indeed!'”
As we remember the faithful departed, our grief over the loss IS diminished; thanks to the triumph of the Resurrection, they are with Christ.
This will be the first Easter in the company of heaven for my dear father and eldest niece – what a wonderful celebration I’m sure that will be!
Wishing you and yours a joyous Easter.
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” ~John 11:25-26