Thought of the Day May 1, 2024 Easter: His resurrection, our hope

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 "I am the resurrection of the life." Jesus never teaches about hope, but his message, if we receive it in faith, gives us hope. St. Paul in his Letter to the Romans gives us this understanding of hope. "For in hope we were saved. Now hope that sees for itself is not hope. For who hopes for what one sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance." As our Resurrection and Life, Jesus instills in us the hope that we too will rise from the dead and live with him eternally. We see death, we hope in eternal life. We endure suffering in the hope of being with God, where there is no more pain or death. It is this hope in Christ that enables us to choose to stay in the life of grace rather than separate ourselves from Christ through sin. Because of Jesus, our resurrection and life, with St. Paul we can exclaim: "Death, where is your victory? Death where is your sting?" We put our hope in Jesus.

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