In the midst of such suffering around the world, I think a lot of us are asking, “What I DO with all of this?”
I really liked what this blogger had to say:
“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. It’s something St. John Paul II said. And I think about it on Easter Sunday and then forget about it for the rest of the year.
“But this is not a hallelujah kind of time…. You can’t just slap a smile on and go about your day. But as it sunk in, I realized it’s not an exhortation to superficiality. It’s a statement about our identity.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
We are the Easter people. We are the people touched by the Resurrection.
If that’s who we are, what does that mean? For us. Today.
It means hope. We are the Easter people standing on the anchor of Christ, our Living Hope.”
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