“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never die.” – JOHN 11:25-26
The Cross had asked the questions; the Resurrection had answered them….The Cross had asked: “Why does God permit evil and sin to nail Justice to a tree?” The Resurrection answered: “That sin, having done its worst, might exhaust itself and thus be overcome by Love that is stronger than either sin or death.”
Thus there emerges the Easter lesson that the power of evil and the chaos of any one moment can be defied and conquered, for the basis of our hope is not in any construct of human power but in the power of God, who has given to the evil of this earth its one mortal wound-an open tomb, a gaping sepulcher, an empty grave. – Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
The way is hard, not easy, that leads to everlasting life. Because it is purchased by a love that can only be secured by a truth that confounds the world.