Thursday, March 28, 2013

AUSTRALIA : EASTER MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP HART

ARCHDIOCESE OF MELBOURNE RELEASE

Archbishop Denis Hart: Easter Message 2013

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Read Archbishop Denis Hart's Easter message released on Wednesday 27 March.


My dear Friends,

With the approach of Easter there is time for reflection, for family and for each other. On Good Friday, Easter remains an inspiring hope.  At Easter, that hope is turned into reality.

We cannot live without Easter because we are made for God, for hope and for love. Jesus’ rising from the dead shows us that for the Christian death is not the end.  Our capacity for life opens out into what God can make us and helps us to overcome the sorrow and limitations of daily living, to know that we live for God and for each other.

As Pope Francis recently reminded us we are all on a journey, walking in the light of the Lord; we are invited to build up the family of the Church and to make our public confession of Christ crucified the motivation of all that we do on our journey.  We walk in the presence of the Lord with his cross. By making this the centre of our lives we will go forward together.

May this Easter bring you a surety and hope that God is with you, that his love encircles you and that he is leading you on your journey. May the risen Lord be with you always.

+ Denis J. Hart,
ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE.

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