It Is In the Resurrection That We Find Our Hope

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Gospel: Mk 16:1-7.

How, then, can we let this power of the resurrection seep into the depths of our minds and hearts? And there is one simple thing that we can do that will make all the difference. And I hope if you remember nothing else from this homily (I hope you don’t [only] remember the story of Michelangelo – it is a beautiful sculpture) but this is the point: Keep the Lord’s Day holy. Every Sunday. Every Sunday we recall the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This is why we are told by the Church that Mass is obligatory. To make sure that we don’t forget what goes on tonight. We need to be reminded; we need to make sure that we remember, where we are going – if you are not going to weekly Mass you have to ask yourself what do you really believe, what do you hold important? Because religion is not just about Christmas and Easter, it is about the day to day living out of our lives. Christmas and Easter are important, but so is every other day. What I’m saying is this: that we need to do our part as well in order to grow in faith. That, yes, coming to Mass is essential, but if we want to live our Sundays to the full, if we want to live our lives to the full and take on that rhythm of the resurrection, that kind of idea that we have been preparing for all through Lent, we’ve got to also use our creativity and imagination to make this day the first of days, the holiest of days, different from all the rest.

About Fr. David Grondz

"He only who speaks from the heart, that is, he who feels and practices what he preaches, shall speak to the heart of others, and shall move them to the love of God." ~ St. Alphonsus Liguori