Sunday, April 1, 2018

We joyfully sing our Easter song

Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor
By Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor 

Quote of the Week: “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” — St. Augustine.

The “Easter Song” is sung out repeatedly in our liturgies today.

This is the first time we have heard these words for the last 40 days.

Today Jesus truly becomes the Christ – the anointed one. He enters into his glory resurrected and transformed.

As God raises him from death and into glory he also gave to us the pattern of our own immortal destiny. We, too, share in the glory of the Lord and are given life eternal.

We rejoice also with our newly baptized and those who have received confirmation and the Eucharist for the first time.

We rejoice with those who have received the gifts of the Holy Spirit – powerful and enabling gifts.

There really is no time like Easter. This is the time of redemption. This is the time of promises made and promises kept.

God’s covenant with us is fully revealed in the death and resurrection of his Son. If he had not been raised, his death would be in vain.

Because he has been raised, we are irrevocably changed and promised life eternal.

For that reason alone we joyfully sing our Easter Song: “ALLELUIA”

Father Perry D. Leiker is pastor of St. Bernard Church. Reach him at (323) 255-6142, Ext. 112; email perry.leiker@gmail.com. Follow Father Perry on Twitter: @MrDeano76.

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