Saturday, 11 April 2009

2009 Easter Message of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

http://www.gov.ph/news/default.asp?i=24162

Today, Easter Sunday, with the rest of the Church and Christendom, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Our hearts sing out: “Rising, you restored our life; O Jesus, come again in glory!” This is the central truth of our faith and the subject of every Eucharistic celebration.

On this day two thousand years ago, our Savior, by His resurrection, proved the truth of His love for us. In our lives as Christians, we too must prove our love for the truth in His life and His teachings. We must love each other and risk our all for the truth, because God commands us so; and Christ did no less for us and expected no less from us.

We, who were consigned only to death, have now been reborn in the promise of heavenly life. We, who knew only darkness, are now asked to become children of the light because, as St. Paul reminds us, “the fruit of the light is in all goodness and justice and truth.”

Hallelujah, thanks be to God!

(PND)

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