Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his message to the City of Rome and to the World today, began by saying this:
"What a joy it is for me to announce this message:
Christ is risen!
I would like it to go out to every house and every family,
especially where the suffering is greatest,
in hospitals, in prisons ...
Most of all I would like it to enter every heart,
for it is there that God wants to sow
this Good News:
Jesus is risen,
there is hope for you,
you are no longer in the power of sin, of evil!
Love has triumphed,
mercy has been victorious!"
Holy Week was wonderful indeed. Our liturgies, while not especially crowded (except for the two Masses this morning), touched people's hearts. God has indeed been very good, and my gratitude for his blessings is deep. So is my gratitude for the faithful readership of this blog.
One very sobering reality is pressing on me this Easter Sunday evening, and that is that I am feeling my age. After Lent and this week, plus everything else, I am beat. Thank God that my sister, Janie, is patient and loving, allowing me to sleep a little and eat a lot. She is another tremendous blessing. As I said a moment ago, God is good! Happy Easter to everyone.