This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice
and be glad, (Psalm 118).”
This, and every day are gifts of the Lord’s love for you and for me, His children. My friends, Easter always speaks to us of new life, the resurrection of the Lord, the spring of the year and things turning green, the snow finally dwindling away, golf season, summer holidays just around the corner. These inviting thoughts present us with a generally optimistic demeanor about life in general.
But you know, a profound thought that at times slips under the radar is the reality of what the resurrection of our Lord and Savior means to each and every one of us. Our humanity paints a human canvas of our world view. The resurrection of our Lord invites us to meditate on what eternal life will be like. This reality of our faith will, through the lens of humanity, look different for each of us. Personally, I am convinced that all golf balls will fly three hundred yards straight down the center of the fairway each and every time in heaven. Wow. My human reality is nothing like that. Each of you will see heaven through your own human lens. The key, during this joyful season is that we take the time to meditate on what lies beyond our earthly existence. No matter how good life is here in our world, heaven will be indescribably better. Why the commentary on heaven? Because as we reflect on this mystery of our faith, our hearts will become more filled with gratitude for what the death and resurrection of our Lord means for us. With an “attitude of gratitude” in our hearts we cannot help but view the world we live in with a more joyful enthusiasm.
Today, my heart is full of gratitude for the gift of each and every one of you. Thank you for your commitment and faithful participation in our complex and beautiful liturgies. Thank you for doing what you are doing to make the Church of Corpus Christi, (now under construction) a reality. Most sincerely, on behalf of our St. Theresa’s/Corpus Christi Parish team, thank you for the way you witness to your faith on a regular basis, in the Church and in the community. Our gratitude leads us to action and my friends, as we celebrate new life in this world and new and eternal life in the next, I encourage you to keep up the blessed work that our Risen Lord has begun in you and your families.
May our Risen Lord and Savior bless you, your families and those you love, today and always, as our community of faith celebrates the gift of new and eternal life made possible solely because of God’s love for us. “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.”
Love and prayers,
Fr. Jim and the parish team