From Father David Mendoza-Vela
“THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE: LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (PSALM 118)
Dear brothers and sisters,
The Lord is truly risen. This is the truth of Easter. This is the truth that we celebrate today and this is the truth that we give witness to.
Our Lord Jesus Christ who died on the Cross has risen and is now alive. He rose from the dead and opened for us eternal life with God. Like Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, this good news should be a cause of great joy for us!
This is the truth that we celebrate. Our Lord Jesus Christ is with us and will forever be present in our midst. He is true to his promise. He is alive. He wants to meet us in Galilee. What is the significance of Galilee? It was Jesus’ home. It was where Jesus’ followers lived. It was also the place where many significant events took place as Jesus fulfills his mission. Even now, Jesus wants to meet us where we live. He wants to find a dwelling there. He wants to entrust us with a mission of making his presence known and experienced by everyone.
This is the truth that we give witness to in our daily lives. We need to tell the world around us, Jesus is risen and he is with us. We need to show the world that we are witnesses to this truth. We are his disciples. A witness is someone who testifies to the truth. It is our responsibility as followers of Jesus to give witness to his truth with the way we live our respective lives. May we show to the world around us that we are people who believe and give witness to the resurrection of Jesus, that we are Easter people!
Fr. David Mendoza-Vela