Loading...
Loading...
Click here if you don’t see subscription options
The EditorsApril 03, 2017

The Gospels record that the disciples were huddled in fear in the upper room when the news reached them that the Lord had risen. One can only imagine the sheer disbelief, then unbounded joy that must have followed. Modern-day disciples are also huddled in fear. On April 3 we learned of yet another terrorist attack, this time in St. Petersburg, Russia, a reminder, as if we needed one, that the world is still at war. Yet Easter is also a reminder, one we do need, that bad news is never the last word. Amid our countless trials and anxieties, the good news breaks forth anew in all its transformative might: The Lord still lives. Hope still lives. He is risen! Alleluia!

 

More: Easter
Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

The latest from america

Elizabeth Cullinan's literary output was not prodigious—but her memorable characters and close attention to the Irish-American culture in which she lived made her a prominent fiction writer in the '70s and '80s.
James T. KeaneApril 16, 2024
Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals continued their discussions about the role of women in the church, listening to women experts, including a professor who spoke about how culture impacts women’s roles and status.
For St. Barnabus, to participate in the Eucharist requires intention, awareness and prayerful preparation.
Being a member of the “I don’t know club” means you will be attacked by both sides. It does not mean you have nothing to say.
Thomas J. ReeseApril 16, 2024