Jesus is risen and alive in our midst
Tomorrow we will be celebrating the great feast of Easter that marks the resurrection of Jesus. The church considers this as the greatest feast in its liturgical calendar as the resurrection forms the basic foundation of our faith.
The resurrection of Jesus 3 days after his death on the cross remains a mystery despite being clearly documented in the Gospels as witnessed by those close to him. It could have taken place 3 millenniums ago but it continues to be the strength of our faith.
What does the resurrection of Jesus mean to us today? It is not so much of Jesus walking out of death and physically ascending into the heavens. Instead it is more about Jesus being still alive in our midst today despite being crucified more than 2,000 years ago. He may not be physically visible, heard or felt but he is definitely present in each and every person we meet and in every event that occurs in our lives, good and bad alike. If we believe in his resurrection, then we must believe that he is alive in each and everyone one of us.
In whatever we do or say we must bear in mind the words of Jesus, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me.”(Mathew25:40). It doesn’t matter who the person is but as long as we do something to him we do it to Jesus as Jesus lives in that person with whom we deal. If only we realize this basic fact that Jesus left behind by Jesus we will never do bad to anybody but only good. If only we understand this fact, we will not waste our time, money and energy in search of the risen Jesus in places he may not dwell.
As we celebrate Easter seek that risen Jesus in everyone we meet especially the poor and despised. Let us seek him in every problem that we face as we journey through life.
A blessed and joyous Easter