The coach of a team – his team wasn’t doing well – would usually yell these words to his players – Boys, let’s do it! It’s not over till it’s over! And this is true. The outcome of a game could be reversed suddenly at the dying seconds. This is precisely what happened to Jesus. On Good Friday, people thought that it was over. Jesus is dead and buried. He is finished. But what they did not know was that there was another chapter in the life story of Jesus. “It’s not over till it’s over!” There is victory after seeming defeat; there is Resurrection after Crucifixion; there is life after death.
THE LORD IS NOT DEAD. HE IS RISEN. ALLELUIA!
This Sunday, Easter Sunday, the Sunday of all Sundays, I am sure some people may say, “Yeah, it’s Easter Sunday. So what?” So, what does Easter really mean for us today? What is the connection of the Resurrection of Jesus to our present life in this world? The Resurrection of Jesus tells us that there is a future in store for us; there is heaven we can look forward to when this world passes away; there is life after death.
The Resurrection of Jesus is not something remote and detached from our life. As God’s people, we gather to worship every Sunday, the Day of the Lord, because we joyfully celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. So we joyfully proclaim: Jesus is Alive; He is Risen; Jesus is Lord. Alleluia.
Wishing you all a very Blessed and Joyful Easter.
Fr. Emile & Fr. Alejandro