“Sing out, O heavens, and rejoice, O earth, break forth into song, you mountains. For the Lord comforts his people and shows mercy to omega-point-his afflicted.”

We’re about three-fourths of the way through Lent, when Lenten resolutions may be harder to keep. Today’s First Reading telling us to sing and rejoice sounds like the Exsultet at the Easter Vigil. Its hint of Easter spurs us on. Lent, a season of preparation, would be meaningless without Easter. Moreover, every day we’re heading toward what Teilhard de Chardin calls the Omega Point where all will be one in the resurrected Christ, the cosmic Christ. It’s a good day to realize that no matter what the pain or sorrow, no matter how drab the day, no matter how dismal we may feel, there is always Easter. For Easter is not just a day, not even a whole season. Easter is every second of every day, because we live in the resurrected Christ. So do some rejoicing today! Catch a whiff of spring just two days away

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