The Living Christ the Mystery of Faith
He IS Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia, Forever in our hearts. These words echo at Easter, but also each day that we awake, waiting to hear the trumpets blast out his second coming. If this Easter day was not enough for anyone to seek and understand his Resurrection, there is always an open opportunity to hear the promise Jesus gave to the criminal on the cross next to him; “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Lk. 23: 43). That day is coming, we may be sure.
One refreshing entity is for those who may miss the Easter celebration for any reason, the feast of Pentecost, June 5 this year, is the promise of the Father Jesus spoke of before his Passion; “The Advocate, the holy spirit that the Father will send in my name - he will teach you all that I told you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” (Jn. 14: 26). Yet, this feast is not the last time for anyone to find the grace of the Lord’s welcoming presence for anyone to receive and become one with Christ through the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. This great explosion of the Holy Spirit entering our dimension is forever. We shall become one with Christ forever.
It is the culmination of God’s plan to redeem us, promised centuries before as soon as Adam and Eve broke the relationship with God through disobedience. Throughout the bible we are catechized with Salvation History, and the sin enacted then has been the answer to save us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as he became the ransom paid via the wood of the cross.
The three day Easter Triduum beginning with the sign of serving one another through a humble act of washing the feet of the disciples (Holy Thursday), to the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus as he died for you and me (Good Friday), and the promised Resurrection from the dead on Easter (as he predicted) Easter Sunday (3 days in the earth). This 3 day scenario is the total event as one scene that is where our faith is contained. If you adhere to nothing else, here is your connection to the Passion, the Mystery of Faith.
Ralph B. Hathaway, His Passion