Father Robert Barron relates that everything in Christianity boils down to the fact that God raised Jesus from the dead – a very mystical act indeed for us to believe and trust. And going forward understand that we are a Easter people everyday and a mystical people that will not let doubt interfere with what we were born to do. Just as Jesus knew what he was born to do and accomplished it. He is our Guide, our hub to the wheel of life where we are the spokes, our Yogi who is alive and well today living and breathing through us.
“Everything said by Augustine, Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, Dante, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux, Pascal, Newman, Chesterton, and John Paul II comes down to the declaration that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Every act of every saint is related to the fact of the Resurrection.
Over the centuries, various thinkers and theologians have tried to maintain that Christianity is fundamentally a moral system at whose center stands the command to love God and neighbor. Some have wanted to strip Christianity of its mystical and supernatural elements, turning the Resurrection into a pleasant myth or an evocative symbol.
But St. Paul gives the lie to these reductionistic interpretations: “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile.”
In other words, what your faith comes down to is the conviction that God the Father has raised his Son from the realm of the dead. Everything else in Christianity—ritual, liturgy, theology, morality—flows from this fact and is related to it.” -Father Barron
Jesus said, “Whoever believes the Truth will hear my voice.”
Happy Easter to my people! Thanks for all you are and all you are here to be. XXO, Missy