HOMILY OF FR HENRY

“All who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through the power of his name” (Acts 10:43). There is mighty power in the name of Jesus. We experience the power and new life of the risen Jesus when we are forgiven by God of our sins and reconciled with him. St Peter had such experience. We experience the new life of the risen Jesus when we ourselves forgive those who have offended us. The burden of a grudge is a heavy load. The grace of Christ’s resurrection heals our memories. When the grace of Christ’s resurrection heals our memories, the load of unforgiveness is lifted and we experience great joy and freedom. Our memories will not be erased, but they will no longer cause us pain. They are rather like the wounds of the risen body of Jesus which were once signs of pain and injustice but have now become signs of victory. May God strengthen our faith in the risen Lord and help us experience the new life of the risen Jesus, and be filled with the exceeding joys of His ever abiding divine presence.
Happy Easter celebration. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a Joy-filled Easter week.

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