The disciples ran to the empty tomb when they heard about the risen Jesus on the first Easter. Even Peter, who ran away from him and then denied him three times, ran to Jesus.
Do we have that kind of excitement when it comes to embracing our risen Lord? We are not citizens of this world. We are made for heaven, and in this Easter Octave the joy in acknowledging that fact resonates throughout the Church. In our baptism, we became a new creation in Christ. With his resurrection he ushers in a new beginning.
Jesus is alive! With the Ascension, he took his rightful place at the right hand of the Father, but he is still among us in the Eucharist, in his Word, and in you and I.
So take heart and have hope in the resurrection, no matter what you may be going through.
“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”Romans 8:18
Meet Jackie and Bobby Angel
Jackie Francois Angel is a full-time worship leader and speaker. Bobby Angel is a campus minister and theology teacher at a Catholic high school. Married in 2013, they have three beautiful children and strive to grow in holiness each day!