Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The people of Jesus’ day who did not acknowledge or embrace the truth and the mercy of God did their best to extinguish the light of Christ. Trumped up criminal charges, tortures of many kinds, and crucifixion were designed to snuff out the love of Christ, and keep God’s beloved human beings chained to the treadmill of the same old sins and self-perpetuating self-centredness that lead to hell on earth and beyond. But Jesus comprehended baptism, death and resurrection before and beyond his murderers, and extends newness of life to all who are alive to God through baptism, death and resurrection in Christ. Christ Jesus, let me walk with you in newness of life.
Lord, send forth your spirit, and renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104)
Christ your Son coming back from death’s domain has shed his peaceful light on humanity, and lives
Exsultet Easter Vigil Mass
Soli gloriam dei .
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.