I am the first and the last,
and the living one;
and behold I am alive for evermore."
"Dear friends, may the Easter season be for us all a favourable opportunity to rediscover the sources of faith, the presence of the Risen One among us, with joy and enthusiasm... Let us allow ourselves to encounter the Risen Jesus! He, alive and true, is ever present in our midst; he walks with us to guide our life, to open our eyes. Let us trust in the Risen One who has the power to give life, to make us be born anew as children of God, capable of believing and of loving. Faith in him transforms our life: frees it from fear, gives it firm hope, enlivens it with God’s love which gives full meaning to existence." ~Pope Benedict XVI, 4/11/12 General Audience
Receive the joy of your glory, giving thanks to God who has called you into his heavenly kingdom, alleluia! ~Entrance Antiphon for Divine Mercy Sunday