Christ, our hope, is risen! Alleluia!

We greet this day with thanksgiving and praise. Christ our hope is risen and we want to announce it by our life and our joy.

This is how we see Peter in the First Reading.  He is addressing Cornelius and his household, recounting Jesus’s life and death, and how, as a witness to it, Peter has been ordered to proclaim Christ’s resurrection to his people.

St Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians (Second Reading), encourages us with the practical example of getting rid of the old yeast, to be completely renewed through Christ, in sincerity and truth.

The Psalm is a joyful Easter song celebrating Christ’s triumph. It will be a refrain for us throughout the season.

In the Gospel, after Mary of Magdala finds the stone rolled away from the tomb, she runs to tell Peter and John. By seeing the empty tomb and the discarded cloths, they slowly come to realise that Jesus has truly risen.

Let us pray that we, too, will witness to the resurrection in our lives.