Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Resurrection...Alleluia! O Joy!


O Joy!

He rises – He rises
But the surprise is
(O the blessedness of it!)
The surprise is
Yes, our Lord died
is now in glory.
that is not the whole story

My rejoicing in His rising
was in realizing
suffering for Him is no more

Oh, how wrong and
how far above our puny thoughts
are those of God.

Don’t you know
I was told
that Jesus would go through the whole Passion again
Just for you?
If he thought it were true
your rejoicing solely that
He’s now free from suffering and pain
He would blame you as He did Peter
“Get thee behind Me, Satan”

Christ’s rejoicing in His rising
is not freedom from pain
But rather that
for you
He has gained His Father’s favor
You can now be heir with Him
in His Father’s House
Through Him,
You can now be one
with Father, Holy Spirit, Son
His joy is that He has
gifted you
lifted you
So that now, you may say
“This is my resurrection
I have risen through my Savior’s rising
And through Baptizing,
I can now be one with Him.”

Let us indeed be glad and rejoice.

This is indeed

the day the Lord has made

His love shall never fade

Heaven and earth can never fathom it!

(Poem written by our Sister Mary of the Holy Spirit, O.P.)

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