2nd Sunday of Easter (B) 2018

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
We are people of the Resurrection.
Resurrection infuses our total outlook, our total existence, our whole attitude, to things, to people, to ourselves, to our God.
Our every experience, everything that happens to us, our every thought and desire, floats on, is buoyed up by, our total belief in and joyful acceptance of Resurrection from death and Eternal Life in and with our Creator.
John 6: “I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”
Without belief in Resurrection each of our lives consists of just so many rolls of the dice. Each roll brings it’s gain or it’s loss. But the last one is always the one where we lose everything.
It is firm belief in Resurrection from death and Eternal life with our Creator that brings to our lives fulfilment of the words of Scripture; “Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth.”
It is this faith that brings equanimity to my life. That enables me to receive the joys with gratitude and accept the sorrows and pains with understanding and patient endurance.
We sit for a while as we let our gratitude to our God for the gift of Resurrection, flow freely from our heart and spirit.