From John Jevnikar, Chair and Linda Staudt, Director:
Today begins the Triduum, when we celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. Our experience of these upcoming days will be unlike any other in our history. Pope Francis’ in his Easter message asks us to make the best use of this time, looking out for and supporting each other. We take time, as well, these coming days to reflect and celebrate the great gift given us.
“It is a difficult time for everyone. For many, very difficult. . .. Let us try, if we can, to make the best use of this time: let us be generous; let us help those in need in our neighbourhood; let us look out for the loneliest people, perhaps by telephone or social networks; let us pray to the Lord for those who are in difficulty . . . Even if we are isolated, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love. This is what we need today: the creativity of love.
We will celebrate Holy Week in a truly unusual way, which manifests and sums up the message of the Gospel, that of God’s boundless love. And in the silence of our cities, the Easter Gospel will resound. The Apostle Paul says: “And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him Who died for them and was raised again” (2 Cor 5:15). In the risen Jesus, life conquered death. This Paschal faith nourishes our hope. . . hope does not disappoint…” Pope Francis
For now let us express our love for one another in the sacrifice required in maintaining physical distance between us and our loved ones, as is asked of us. Physically separated but together in love will allow us to overcome our current situation. We have been given the example of our Lord Jesus Christ in His sacrifice and ultimate act of love.
Wishing our LDCSB community a Happy Easter! Stay safe and healthy!