I most certainly do want to wish all of you a most happy and blessed Easter today.
I don’t have to tell you that our joyous celebration is taking place this year in a most unusual set of circumstances.
Most of us could not gather with fellow Christians in the usual way to celebrate.
The spectre of a deadly and virulent virus stalking our world and our communities has cast a pall over what is typically the most joy-filled time of the entire Church year.
But even in these troubling times, this we know: the hope and transcendent glory of Christ’s resurrection was a stunning, singular event on that first Easter morning and we can feel and appropriate that glory, that blessed hope today just as surely as Jesus’s followers and grief-wracked mother did nearly two millennia ago.
May that blessed hope be yours today.
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