EASTER - MIDNIGHT MASS
28:1-10; MARK 16: 1-8; LUKE 24: 1-12)
Christ was born to teach us to
remove our errors. And so, when we have learned and obeyed His
teachings, we, indeed, are free from errors and truly born again.
He died to heal us, to remove from
us the slavery from the fear of death. And so, we must not be afraid
to die for Him.
He rose from the dead to reward us.
Having died with Him, we can expect heaven to be bestowed on us.
Here, the innocent died to free the
guilty. A son is killed that the servant may be free.
Christ kept His wounds so that the
saved may be forever grateful to the wounds that saved them, and the
sinners forever fearful of the wounds they have caused.
St. Caesarius of Arles