“The Lord has risen from the dead, as he said; let us all exult and rejoice, for he reigns for all eternity, alleluia!

By the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ we have been saved from sin, from the power of the devil and from eternal death. Easter reminds us of our supernatural birth and our baptism, when we were made children of God, and it is the guarantee of our own resurrection…True joy does not depend on mere physical or material well-being, is not diminished by the presence of difficulties, by the absence of health…Deep joy originates in Christ, in the love that God has had for us and in our correspondence with this love. The Lord’s promise if fulfilled – today: I will give you a joy which no one will take from you.”

Excerpt from In Conversation with God: Daily Meditations Volume Two, by Francis Fernandez.