Happy Easter! Today we celebrate that Jesus conquered sin and death so that we can have eternal life with him. Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on how we can celebrate. Based on the readings for Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.
If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting forty days just to say the A-word, so shout it with me now: Alleluia!
Hi, I’m Fr. Brian Strassburger, and this is my One-Minute Homily.
It’s Easter Sunday! The day we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus three days after his passion and death on the cross.
Jesus’ Resurrection is one of the most important moments in all of history. It is the day that Jesus conquered death and opened the doors for us to join him in eternal life.
Gosh, that’s something really worth celebrating! Now there are plenty of secular ways to celebrate the day: coloring hard-boiled eggs, dressing in pastel colors, and eating chocolate easter bunnies.
All those can be fun. But let’s remember the best way to celebrate today: by going to Mass. It’s a chance to gather in community and rejoice together over the goodness of God.
After 40 days of Lent, and after recalling Jesus’ death on Good Friday, today we rejoice. Because Christ has risen. So let’s say it again all together now: Alleluia!