God exists; that is the real message for Easter. Anyone who even begins to grasp what this means also knows what it means to be redeemed. (Pope Benedict XVI)
This is the true gift of our faith; to know that God is real. From this comes a hope and a burning in our hearts so bright that nothing or no one can take it away. We can live in the knowing that no matter what we do He will always be there to make sure we know we are always forgiven and deserving of His love. This is what shapes how we spend every day, and even how we make every decision within those days.
Today we get to joyfully say, Alleluia! We have missed this joy for the last six weeks. It is our sincerest prayer that, whether this is the first time you will celebrate mass for a long time, or whether you go every day, may Jesus Christ who is alive in you in a very real way today, share one light with you that will set your heart on fire.
Pope Francis expresses this so perfectly, “Christian hope is a gift that God gives us if we come out of ourselves and opens our hearts to Him. Today is the celebration of our hope, the celebration of this truth”; nothing and no one will ever be able to separate us from His love. (Rom 8:39)
May you feel His streams of grace and mercy in a tangible way this Easter.
Sent with a sincere prayer of gratitude that you share in our family at My Saint My Hero.
Christine and Amy