An Easter Parable: Jesus’ Alligator Story | One-Minute Homily

Jesus is Risen! Alleluia! Today we celebrate the triumph of the resurrection over sin and death. Christopher Alt, SJ, reflects on the resurrection through a parable about a father’s love.

The Lord is risen. Alleluia!

Hi, I’m Christopher Alt and this is my one-minute reflection.

An Easter parable.

A young boy stands at the water’s edge when suddenly an alligator lunges. The boy screams. His father runs to his rescue. A sight to behold: a tug-of-war between a gator and a father.

Later, in the hospital, reporters view the gator-made scars on the boy’s legs. “That’s nothing,” the boy says rolling up his sleeves, revealing deep marks on his arms made where his father held on. “I got these because my dad wouldn’t let go!”

Today is Easter. The beast of sin and death has been defeated. Jesus is alive!

Today, we hear Jesus’ alligator story. At some point this Easter season, why not share your alligator story with another; ask them about theirs. And then, together rejoice knowing that we have a God, who, no matter what, never lets us go!

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