The change of seasons is a reminder that we are constantly moving between light and darkness, flourishing and fading away, hope and disappointment. We experience that movement in our health, in our family lives, in the projects we invest in at work or at school, and in our relationships with those around us. Most dramatically, we are reminded of that movement in the contrast between our sadness when loved ones die and our joy at the birth of a new child.
Easter is however a celebration. No matter how deep the darkness or disappointment might be that we face in any particular struggle or suffering, the final word belongs to the new life opened to us by the faithful love of
Jesus that we see on the cross. Jesus remained true to his commitment to the poor and suffering, whatever it might cost him personally. The new life of his resurrection opened the joy and hope that God longs to share with us. As we commemorate Jesus’ death and resurrection, we recall our own mission to live with the faithfulness and commitment that we see in him.
I wish each of you and your loved ones all the blessings of this year’s Easter celebrations and particularly, for a holy and peace-filled Easter.
Mr John Bormolini