Easter: Transformed by the Resurrected Christ

Author: Fr. Robert Baker, C.S.C.

Crucifix at Easter 300

On that first Easter morning, Christ, resurrected in eternal glory, emerged from the tomb, and no one else was there. His followers were in hiding, confused and leaving town. Jesus had called, inspired, and invited them to his work, but his death blocked their faith in him.

Our Risen Lord accepted the situation and began looking for them, to move them again to his side in confirmation of their being truly chosen to share and assume his work as salvation in a new and powerful spirit.

The Resurrected Christ in his personal, transcendent spiritual power  shares in his chosen disciple and followers his only divine life. Christ becomes truly savior through the gift of faith, hope, and love whose interpersonal intensity binds them to his new life in sacred indwelling, thus transforming his chosen ones into people of community to speak, cure, and chare Christ's life here and love, and later on forever.

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This reflection for Easter was written by Fr. Roberto Baker, C.S.C., a member of the Congregation's District of Chile-Peru. Fr. Roberto as dedicated most of his priesthood in Holy Cross to serving the people of Peru, including through Family Rosary.