Mercy Minutes #47 (Holy Week series)

Brenda Kresky, Catholic Education Ministries consultant for adult faith formation, reflects on the triumphs of Easter.  

In this April 30, 2015, file photo, a cross draped with a white sash for Easter is seen on the campus of St. Peter Indian Mission School in Bapchule, Ariz. Easter, the feast of the Resurrection, is March 27 this year. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec

We are an EASTER people!

The resurrection of Christ is at the heart of our faith. We know the end of the story and it makes a difference. We know that resurrection comes after death even in the smallest things. We know that we will experience glory through the pain. We know that God gives us more than we can ever imagine. We know that God never leaves our side even in the darkest moment. We know that God is works wonders in our lives. We know that the most wonderful of surprises can change our lives for the better.

This little piece of knowledge (the resurrection) changes everything especially how we live our lives. When we look through the lens of the resurrection, we notice God’s loving action in our lives. We are not called to stay stuck in the darkness and death even though the darkness will happen. This promise demonstrates to us all that God’s love prevails even in the worst of the worst.

We celebrate this Easter day and every time we celebrate the Eucharist because mercy triumphs over harshness, light triumphs over darkness, love triumphs over hate, hope triumphs over despair, good triumphs over evil and life triumphs over death.