I just returned from a magnificently joyful Easter Vigil at a vibrant church in Santa Fe. Two young girls were baptized this evening and they obviously practiced their “I do” to the Profession of Faith with zeal and vigor! The pastor, an energetic man, alerted the rest of us, when it was our turn to renew our Profession of Faith, that we were to be louder than the two girls: “Let’s drive the devil straight out of this building tonight, shall we?!” The result was an explosion of “I DO” in response to each statement. The place was on fire! Smiles everywhere!
Death has lost its sting … the long wait is over … Resurrection has come … Christ Easters in each one of us! Alleluia IS indeed our song! Let’s sing it loud and clear! Let’s spread the joy of knowing Christ! Let’s spread the Easter gift of peace! Let’s join with all creation in giving praise to our God on this festival day!
Amen! Alleluia! Happy Easter!