Living in the Resurrection
"But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus."
Romans 6: 8 - 11
With the Octave of Easter behind, though still in the Easter season, as Christians we look forward to the rest of the year with the Resurrection at the forefront of our minds. The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is an event that reshape the entire course of human history and future. It was the one event that every character of the Old Testament anticipated and the event that the Apostles spent the remainder of their lives giving witness to, even until the moment of their martyrdom.
So how does one live in the joy of the Resurrection? One small practical way is pray the Glorious mysteries during the Easter seasons. We use this practice for the octave of Easter, as it helps concentrate all our thoughts and sentiments towards the great act of love of God. If you can't find time for a rosary every day, pray a decade meditating on the Resurrection. The same can be done for the upcoming feasts of the Ascension, and Pentecost.
With this great apostolic mission bestowed upon us, let us, then - with the joy of Mother of the Risen Christ and the conviction of St. Paul - proclaim with our very lives that we have indeed died with Christ and we choose to die with Him everyday. But this death is not in vain because we know that we will live with Christ as God raised Him from the dead. We truly are alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Queen of Heaven, rejoice,
for He Whom thou didst merit to bear hath risen as He said
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