That is the human way of things, the human way of understanding something, isn’t it? It is only later, when we have a chance to process events, that a light of understanding of what took place may shine. We have the advantage of time in this case, to look back and see and understand. We have twenty-twenty hindsight.
In contemplating resurrection, I checked out Webster’s Dictionary to see what it had to say: it said rising from the dead; to rise again. I am comforted in knowing that after death there is life—however you define death. It may be the death of a relationship, or death of sin, mistakes, bad choices. After death there is life—especially life in the Spirit. That is a comfort: knowing that I may rise from my follies and do better.
Our job as Believers, though, encompasses more than our daily deaths and is different than the challenge of those persons in the past. Our challenge is to shake off any complacency about being freed, to not take for granted the truth of our salvation. Rejoice! As resurrection people there is no place for despair and hopelessness. The list of our blessings is long! But first and foremost: Our Lord has risen and He has saved us! We have the promise of eternal peace and happiness with God.
Keep singing! Alleluia!
Just a Note: Thank you and may God bless all the members of the St. Aidan Music Ministry—choirs, cantors and instrumentalists—who gave so generously of their time, talent and treasure in order to serve all the Holy Week liturgies! Please hug a ministry musician today for their hard work, love and dedication to this parish. Thanks so much!