During the Easter Vigil, we recall the history of the people of God on their journey as they waited longingly for the coming of the promised Messiah. But he is not exactly as they had expected! Jesus’ Resurrection was a totally unexpected twist in the story of a loving God, who desires all of humanity and creation to enter into his tender, merciful and loving embrace.
The Vigil liturgy is longer than the Sunday liturgy because there are more readings and it often includes the Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist as we welcome new members into the Church, reminding us of our own baptism. Let us celebrate the new life from baptism as we renew our promises to walk with Jesus to Life eternal. With these readings and the responsorial psalms, we may begin to recognize our journey in faith….
Let us pray and continue our Lenten Journey with the resurrected Christ on our way toward love and union with God now and in eternity.