Be an Easter Person

03-27-2016Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing Colasito

St. Augustine once said, “We are an Easter People, and Alleluia is our song!”

Alleluia means “Praise God” or in Ancient Hebrew, it means “Thanks be to God.” Therefore, to be an Alleluia person means to be filled with praise and thanksgiving for all of God’s graces; to have a constant disposition of gratefulness and thanksgiving for everything…  because everything is grace: creatures, persons, events, thoughts, words, and deeds… all in life.  To be a person who looks at another person, and in faith, in the spirit of God, says, “You are good and I thank God for you.” Alleluia, let us accept one another in the Spirit of the Risen Lord, believing that we can all rise up from the depths of our tomb (fall), and be an Easter person. Alleluia! Thanks be to God.

To be an Easter person is to be a light and life giver, a person who gives light to those in darkness, a person who gives life and illuminates the darkness of this world and the darkness of people’s HEART. This Easter, let us shout to the whole world, let us sing at the top of our voice: Alleluia! The Lord is Risen indeed! He has kept his promise to abide in our hearts. The JOY of Easter does not allow us to remain or be fixated in the darkness of Good Friday, but lifts us up into the brightness of the Risen Christ. Jesus is Risen! Alleluia!!!

Brothers and Sisters, our JOY is the clearest sign of the presence of God. It is the astounding testimony to our present world that JESUS CHRIST is Risen and He continues to give light and life, and JOY to our LIFE. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Be in God,
Fr. Bing