Alleluia! Christ is risen! Easter has come! We celebrated in many different ways this year. For most of us, we watched one or more video broadcasts or livestreams from our local church or from churches around the country. We went on about our day with as much normalcy as we could muster. But, Easter isn’t just a day that only comes once a year.
To quote Pope Francis: “We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when his light illuminates the dark moments of our existence.” The physical date of Easter changes every year and we use the season of Lent to help us prepare our hearts for that special day when Christ is risen. If we do, truly look for the moments in our “dark existence” where we can experience the light of Christ, we will find them nearly everywhere. For some it may be in a church, for others in experiencing the kindness and generosity of others throughout this trying time, and for some it may come in totally unexpected ways.
So, lets all look forward to gathering and sharing the light of Christ with others in our church, community, neighborhood and the world. Until then, let’s make every day of this Eastertide an Easter Day, in our hearts.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll return to posting daily virtual pilgrimage blog about locations I’ve visited and love. If you have ideas about places you’ve visited, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you and highlight your experiences. You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lord is risen indeed; Alleluia!