That is almost enough to say, isn’t it? I think so. We shout those words in joy on Easter Sunday. But Easter is a season not just a day. We have shared the forty days of Lent in prayer and thoughtful quiet reflection and now we get to celebrate all of the fifty days of Easter.
So the single Sunday of Easter isn’t all of the season, although we often act as if it is. The Resurrection certainly isn’t something that could possibly be celebrated in just a day. So now we will celebrate Easter until the Church’s Birthday on Pentecost Sunday (May 19th).
We have spent all of that time wandering in the desert of Lent looking for ways to be closer to God, and we discover that God has already found
We have a lot to celebrate this Easter Season. We look around at all the new life and new energy that Spring is bringing us, and one prays, a deeper sense of the wonderful gift of Grace that comes in God’s love for us, through his Son, Jesus Christ – risen and with us every day.
While on earth our Lord could only be present with his disciples and followers, the crowds around him and with the people of Israel.
Now He is with us and is leading us, guiding us, helping lift us up and showing each of us the way to live as he would have us live.
As we began this wonderful Season – the words of the Exsultet heard at the Easter Vigil on the night before Easter Sunday – come to mind,
How holy is this night when wickedness is put to flight, and sin is washed away.
It restores innocence to the fallen, and joy to those who mourn.
It casts out pride and hatred and brings peace and concord.
How blessed is this night, when earth and heaven are joined
And humanity is reconciled to God.