Dead to sin and alive in Christ. (Romans 6:11)
For generations, Christians have joyously resounded with the acclamation, “Christ is risen! The Lord is risen, indeed!”
The resurrection of our Lord gave the best proof of the triumph of God over all else, the triumph of righteousness over wickedness, of life over death. The resurrection speaks of God’s sovereignty, of the Redeemer and Lord in whose name “every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (Phil. 2:10)
In these our days, the resurrection of our Lord is an active hope directed towards a new heaven and new earth (Rev. 21:1). It is an active hope because even now we can experience that place (Luke 4:18-21). Jesus Christ has shown us how to live out this hope. He engaged in acts of mercy and confounded structures that made people suffer indignity.
Being dead to sin and alive in Christ, therefore, we are not to be confused with the manifold changes and the wiles of the temporal powers. Rather, let us remain focused on what is true, just, and life affirming (Phil. 3:8-9)
A glorious Easter to all!!!
JUSTICE RAOUL V. VICTORINO, Ret.
BISHOP RODOLFO A. JUAN
REV. DR. SHARON ROSE JOY RUIZ-DUREMDES
MS. LISSA BELLE R. BROWN
REV. REX RB REYES, JR.
MR. REYNALDO M. NATIVIDAD