The Lord is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter Monday everyone! Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, on Easter Sunday morning, is such a glorious reason to celebrate, that the Church gives us seven weeks to soak in this wonderful event! Easter runs from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. The meaning of Jesus’ resurrection is so profound that we need this much time to discern its impact for all mankind. Jesus conquered death, and in the process, showed us all the way to new life – eternal life! In Jesus, we all have the hope of one day being resurrected with glorious bodies.
Hope for the Eternal
As Christians, we place all our hope in the promises of Christ, because Jesus spoke Truth, and only the truth. So, if He says something, or in this case His successor, Saint Peter, then it is worthy of our assent to believe.
…and it shall be that everyone shall be saved who calls on the name of the Lord (Acts 2:21).
So, what does it mean to be saved? Those who believe in the saving power, forgiveness and mercy of Jesus Christ have the hope of eternal life with God in Heaven, and one day having a glorified body. That is what it means to be saved – to live eternally with the Blessed Trinity in Heaven! The alternative is an afterlife without God; an emptiness, a nothingness – a living Hell. Jesus proved for us that there is life after our human death by rising from the dead, on Easter Sunday. The choice is now ours to believe in Christ and His promises, and hope for Heaven, or choose to disbelieve and accept Hell as our fate. I, for one, hope for eternal life in Heaven. What say you?