Sunday, April 8, 2012

HOMILY: The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is Manifested in the Sacred Mysteries of Faith -the Sacraments

Listen to my homily for Easter Sunday:

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The Mass Readings for Today

Alleluia, the Lord is truly Risen!

His Glorious Resurrection is manifested to us in simple ways in human appearance but have a divine effect in our lives.  St John, the beloved disciple knew Jesus.  He lived with him.  That is why when he looked in the tomb and saw the way his friend had folded his garments after rising from the dead, he believed that he was risen.  St Peter first met Jesus fishing, so he went back to hope to see him again, and there he appeared in Galilee.  God appears to us in our spouses, children, parents, loved ones, families, friends, workplace, in prayer, and in the peace and joy of the moment, but most especially in the ordinary appearance of the Sacraments which bring about a divine effect in our lives.

This is true for all the Sacraments, but most especially for the Most Holy Eucharist, where Jesus, He who IS the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1324) is explains that the Eucharist is the "Source and summit of the Christian life" and
"A memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us."
May Our Lady, the glorious Queen of Angels pray that the living Resurrection of the Lord, presented and offered to us in the Sacraments, help us to live the Easter graces and joys of peace and love of God.

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