Dear brothers and sisters, Fiat and Happy Easter!
Easter is Christ who died and rose for us, for humanity, for the universe. Jesus is the Son of God, He is omnipotent and close to us, to make us partakers of His life here on earth, to be filled with the fullness for eternity.
The Risen Christ is the foundation of our faith, He is our faith. Christ, the Son of God became a man for us: He after having lived all His life to let us know God’s love, was condemned and died on the cross, now He is risen. He is living forever, He is the Redeemer, the Savior of mankind, He is the Savior of all of us. Our faith is not a formula, it is not an idea but a Person, with the certainty that He gives us: "I am with you!".
The Apostle Peter in his first speech in Jerusalem will say, "God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it". This is the faith of the whole Church throughout the course of history, the faith of the saints and martyrs, the faith of the people and hearts.
This is the faith that we have today, the faith that we want to increase and deliver to the world of today and to the future of history. Risen Christ is the power of God that conquers evil and death.
He overcomes the world and opens the heavens. Risen Christ is the power of God amid the problems of our world, amid the problems and weaknesses of our lives. The power of God can shine in our weakness, because Christ, the Good Shepherd, is close to us and guide us.
He leads us to safety, He opens us to a "new" life, that is the peace to feel loved in an inexpressible manner by God. He opens us to a beautiful, strong, immediate and concrete love, toward the Lord and all.
Let’s thank God for the gift of faith. Faith is so charming that many people left everything by faith, many people gave their lives for it. For example, the martyrs of all times, all those who proclaim the gospel, all the witnesses of charity.
How does our life change knowing that Jesus is God made man, who died and rose from the dead for us? Indeed, this fact changes the meaning of everything! It gives us the greatest certainty: Jesus Christ is alive in the glory of heaven, He is alive and working next to us, He is alive in us.
It is to consider Him and treat Him as a real and concrete person, with whom we live together all the time. He lives for us, because He is Love; we can live with Him and for Him. What a greater reality could there be?
The resurrection of Jesus commits us to a great faith, to a great optimism. We are called to have faith because Christ is risen. St. Paul tells us, " If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?".
The Risen Christ is optimism, confidence, certainty. The Christian faith is not simply waiting for the future, but the awareness that the kingdom of God is in our midst,. The Resurrection entered the world and it is like a seed and a powerful germ. God has called us, through baptism, to a new life and " we know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren."
One day Jesus told Luisa that His Humanity had in His Resurrection so much light and so much glory, because in the course of His life on this earth He did nothing but enclose the Supreme Will in each one of His acts, breaths, gazes - in everything. And as He kept enclosing It, the Divine Volition prepared for Him the glory, the light in His Resurrection.
And since Jesus contains within Him the immense sea of the light of His Will, it is no wonder that, as He looks, as He speaks, as He moves, so much light comes out of Him as to be able to give light to all.
Jesus wants to chain us and overwhelm us within this light in order to sow in us as many seeds of resurrection for as many acts as we keep doing in His Will. It alone makes soul and body rise again to glory; It is seed of resurrection to grace, seed of resurrection to the highest and perfect sanctity, seed of resurrection to glory. So, as the soul emits her acts in the Divine Will, she keeps binding new divine light, because God’s Will is light by nature, and one who lives in It has the virtue of transmuting thoughts, words, works, and everything she does, into light.
The strength of Jesus’ Resurrection transforms many people into beautiful creatures.