Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nothing Can Keep the Good News of the Resurrection Silent!

In the earliest days of the Church, many miracles were accomplished within the Church by the Holy Apostles. As a result of people witnessing these great miracles, many “believers were increasingly added to the Lord.” (Acts 5.14) In fact there were so many miracles, out of extreme jealousy the religious elite, the high priest and the Sadducees, arrested the Holy Apostles to silence their message. “But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, ‘Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.’” (Acts 5.19-20) Even the high priest of the temple was not strong enough to silence the Good News of Christ.

During our Great Lenten journey the Church invited us to look inward to reflect upon the state of our soul. We were invited to repent and rededicate our life to Jesus Christ and His Church. At the Paschal celebration last week, we were reminded of the great joy that exists in the message of Christ’s Holy and Glorious Resurrection. I invite you to allow the Light of Christ to shine in your hearts and your homes, and not to rush back to the worldly life.

Today we see the power of Christ’s Resurrection. We see the power of the Gospel in healing and saving the souls of all who believe. We also see the fear of those who reject Jesus Christ and His message of freedom. But the fear and jealously of the nonbelievers has no power over us unless we allow it. The angels of God will assist us in declaring the Gospel to the world and Jesus will bless those who believe. Be strong and speak the truth of Christ because Christ is Risen and there is no fear in the Risen Lord.

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