“We need a little Christmas” is the title of a popular song in December leading up to the days of Our Lord’s birth. The days leading up to Christmas had been getting darker and darker, so it seemed right to yearn for some brightness in our lives.
As we trudged through Lent with our penitential practices, we have come from the dark days of winter into a brighter season of the year. Still, we need the brilliance of Easter to bring us into the light of Christ to lift up our hearts and spirits to experience what the resurrection bodes for us. For the world 2,000 years ago, it was the proof that Jesus conquered sin, death, and evil by obeying his Father’s will.
For us today, it is the sign that God will be with us in our struggles through life and that our faithfulness in their midst will lead us to share in the resurrection of our Lord.
Jesus Christ has risen—Alleluia!
So too shall we—Alleluia!