The Easter Exsultet (The most beautiful prayer of the Church) proclaimed last night: “Rejoice, heavenly powers! Rejoice, O Earth! Rejoice, O Mother Church! For Christ has ransomed us with his blood, and paid for us the price of Adam’s sin to our Eternal Father!”
We press the issue and boldly sing that ancient text, “What good would life have been to us, had Christ not come as our Redeemer? Father, how wonderful your care for us! How boundless your merciful love! To ransom a slave, you gave away your Son.” He is risen! Anyone who has faith and contemplates the Resurrection of Christ simply cannot live an ordinaryexistence anymore. Our response to Christ’s victory over death is proclamation. This news simply must be shared and all people deserve an opportunity to hear it! Happy Easter!