Of Easter, Saint John of Damascus said: “This is the day of resurrection.
Let us be illuminated by the feast. Let us embrace each other. Let us call
‘brothers’ even those who hate us, and forgive all by the resurrection.”
Let us all try to embrace our loved ones as well as forgive those who hate
us. So much of the world despises us for who God made us to be and who we
are called to love. We are among those who experience abandonment,
loneliness, and isolation. And yet, we must never forget that the Risen
Lord does not abandon, or isolate, or shun us!
“Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices, my body will also
rest secure, because you will not abandon me…” (Psalm 16)
As we are not abandoned by God, let us not abandon anyone, especially those
who hate us; embrace and forgive them. It isn’t easy, but it is better for
us, for our peace of mind, and it is in the spirit of Christ to love and
forgive all. As He hung upon the Cross for our sake, He asked the Father to
forgive those who crucified him. When you feel alone, persecuted, or hated,
try and think on this.
Happy Easter to everyone
graceviolettblood asked: Hi, could I ask where online you found the songs in your music player?
- Make A Joyful Noise by Alan Viner, performed by Frederick Bahr on a Kegg Pipe Organ.
- Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, (trad. hymn arr, John Rutter), performed by Mormon Tabernacle Choir
- Lift High The Cross (trad. hymn arr. Robert Hobby), performed by The Music Ministry of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI
Thanks for asking. I’m a former Choirmaster, so I try to find good music for you all. —Enrique
happencheese-chan answered to your photo “CHRIST IS RISEN! What does Christ’s resurrection mean to you?”
We need not fear death - “Christ is Risen from the dead, and by dying He has trampled down death, giving life to those in the tombs”.
thetygre answered to your photo “CHRIST IS RISEN! What does Christ’s resurrection mean to you?”
That he is Lord above all, and suffered as no other would for me. I am loved.
biblioboi replied to your photo “CHRIST IS RISEN! What does Christ’s resurrection mean to you?”
It means that unconditional love is here and salvation is real.