To be an Easter People

Dearest all, Easter will soon be here. It’s the greatest feast of the year and with it comes Holy Week, which abounds in the most precious mysteries of Jesus’ life.

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We are reminded of these especially on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and on Easter Sunday, the day of the Resurrection. For us, too, they represent central aspects of our spirituality.

So what can we live as Holy Week draws near, and during these blessed days?
I think the best way to live all of them is to live Easter, to let the Risen Lord live in us.

For the Risen Lord to shine out in us, we must love Jesus Forsaken and always be – as we say – “beyond his wound”, where charity reigns. Charity, then, urges us to be the new commandment in action; charity urges us to approach the Eucharist; charity leads us to live in unity with God and with our brothers and sisters. It is through charity that each of us can, in a certain way, be another Mary.

By doing so, all of us together will truly be that Easter People which some people have said they recognize in our Movement.

Chiara Lubich