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Easter People

St. Augustine once said, “We are Easter people and alleluia is our song!”

A few weeks after the Boston bombing, the Texas explosion, the horrific Gosnell trial, and whatever else has tried us in the last few days, it becomes easy to forget about Easter that we celebrated a few weeks ago. When tragedy strikes, we often watch the news anxiously for the next detail to come to light: who was it? why did they do it? are they going to catch them?  As we continue to watch the coverage, we begin to despair over the condition of our world. We believe that things are falling apart, that the end may be near.

Things may be falling apart, and the end could be near. Or it could be another 10,000 years.  Either way, our job as Christians  live everyday in light of the Resurrection. To live as though Jesus really did rise from the dead. Our God has brought Jesus through the worst pain that the world has to offer, through death, and then to new life again.

We don’t stick our heads in the sand and pretend nothing is wrong. Nor do we throw our hands in air, giving in to the world’s message of gloom and despair. No, we must call to mind once again, that Christ has risen from the dead, and we are raised with him. And as people of the new creation, God has place us here to live out the resurrection life.

God has not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.  Often what is reported in the media doesn’t affect us directly, and we cannot change what happens in the world around us. But we can change how we interact with the people we come in contact with. We can help our neighbors. We can encourage our families. We can teach our children the gospel, and the Jesus inspired morality the springs from it, including the sanctity of every human life.  We can live new life through power of the resurrection.

This is the Easter season, and we are the Easter people! Alleluia is our Song!

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