Sunday, April 12, 2020

Fr. Michael Osatofoh Enilejie, MSP - April 12, 2020. Homily for Easter Sunday

Sunday 12th April 2020
Easter Sunday: Celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 10:34,37-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-9
We are now fully in the celebration of Easter, our Lord Jesus Christ, crucified for our sake has risen from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus is the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and the powers of the evil one.
The resurrection of Jesus is very real, he did not resurrect like a ghost in movies, but in a glorified body, with blood flowing through his veins. This is what the Apostles testify to in the first reading of today. Jesus after his resurrection from the dead, did not make any case with all his enemies. He did not even appear to Pilate who sentenced him to death, he did not make troubles with the soldiers, even those who were guarding the tomb. He did not condemn Peter for denying him, I'm sure he would also have forgiven Judas if he had not killed himself. He ate and drank with the apostles after his resurrection.
We are also called to let go of every hurt and hateful feelings against other people  and ourselves because Jesus does not remember them anymore.
As people of the resurrection, we rejoice and celebrate our salvation. We also renounce sins and ask the risen saviour to give us the grace to live a life worthy of who we are; Christians. St Paul tells us in one of the alternate readings  of today, that as Jesus died and rose from the dead, we are also called to die to our sins and start a new life. May the Joy of the risen Christ abide us and bear fruits in our lives through Christ our Lord. Amen. God help us.
Fr Michael Osatofoh Eninlejie MSP

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