Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Some two millennia ago, a ragtag bunch of nobodies learned what their tortured and executed friend, the rabbi Jesus from Nazareth, meant by “rising from the dead” (Mark 9:9–10)—because they met him again, the same but utterly transformed, as the Risen Lord. The Easter Effect upturned all they had once thought about time, history, and God’s promises to Israel; it also transformed these nobodies into extraordinary evangelists, for the missionary project they launched converted perhaps as much as half the Mediterranean world over the next two and a half centuries.Read the rest of The Easter Effect Today by George Weigel at First Things.

Bishop Robert Barron: The Meaning of Easter

“The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the be-all and the end-all of the Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, all bishops, priests, and Christian ministers should go home and get honest jobs, and all the Christian faithful should leave their churches immediately.”
— Bishop Robert Barron — Read more or watch the video.

Dr. Brant Pitre: The Resurrection of Jesus and the Sign of Jonah

Dr. Brant Pitre: The Resurrection of the Body

” … Our share in Jesus’ cross and resurrection are not separated by big gaps or time lags but are mostly entwined in the daily experience of Christian living. Death and resurrection are really never far apart.”
— Fr. Billy Swan, The Close Proximity of Cross and Resurrection