From the depths of my heart I wish you and your family a blessed Easter. Jesus Christ has risen, He is alive, and His resurrection offers us newness of life. We rejoice with the whole Church today because Jesus Christ has overcome death. So we know now that death does not have the final word, but rather life will always be victorious because Jesus lives.
For the past forty days we have had the opportunity to reflect on how we are covered by God’s mercy and saved by His grace. Through our Lenten Journey, we encountered our merciful and compassionate god, who challenges us to be the face of mercy to our sisters and brothers, especially during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Our encounter with the God of Jesus Christ invites us to open ourselves to the newness God wants to offers us through the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We rejoice on this glorious day, because we have been created anew. St. Paul tells us, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; he old has pass away, behold, the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17). Easter has given us a new beginning and with confidence let us open ourselves to God’s grace and find the strength to live in peace and in joy.
We join the whole Church to sing “this is day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad”, and we are to bring this joy to our sisters and brothers who are living in the darkness of injustice, inequality, racism and addictions. We join in prayer with the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother of Mercy, asking her to guide us towards the safe haven of salvation which Christ has won for us and to experience the newness that will transform us to feel the presence of the Risen Lord as the one who is alive and at work in our midst.
In the words of St. Paul, “I gave thanks to God at every remembrance of you, praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you because of your”, love, dedication, faithfulness and your financial commitment to our St. Peter Claver Church. it’s my fervent prayer that God, who began this good work in you, will continue to bring it to a fruitful completion. Please, be assured of my prayers at my Easter Masses.
Wishing you a Happy Easter, I am
Rev. J. Asare-Dankwah