Why We Need the Resurrection

Jesus’ death on the Cross is not enough; we need the Resurrection. Dr. Sri explains the significance of celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection and why this event is essential in his work of salvation. We also discover how Easter resolutions can help us build upon our Lenten spiritual growth as we move into the Easter season and beyond.


1 Corinthians 15:14

“If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”

St. Augustine

The dead Christ would be of no benefit to us unless he had risen from the dead.” (Sermo 246: 2 PL 38, 1154) 

St. John of the Cross

“You looked with love upon me and deep within your eyes imprinted grace. This mercy set me free to lift my eyes adoring to your face.”

Key Spiritual Takeaways for the Easter Season
  • What did you take away from Lent this year? Treasure it and make an Easter Resolution. Cultivate the graces you received in Lent and continue building upon the virtues, devotion, goals, and habits you formed in Lent.
  • Think about the struggles you are currently facing and ask Jesus to rise in you over those areas of struggle. Let him into the depth of your fears, sins, doubts, and weaknesses so he can conquer them.
  • God the Father delights in our transformation. Keep striving to grow in the Easter season and beyond.


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Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.


1 Comment

  1. Dr Sri, thank you, this is an answer to a question that was burning in me since yesterday! The Lenten season was full and purposeful, and yesterday I was feeling a little lost, but thank God, He knew what I needed to hear and this was it!


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