By Charlie Johnston
Today the Lord is risen. We must rise with him. The question cannot be whether He is on our side, but whether we are on His. That will be the decisive question as the assaults and crises that surround us now are confronted: do we trust to the Master?
Just before He left the physical world, Jesus gave us the Eucharist, His very self, to comfort and console as. St. Augustine noted that this Divine food looks like our ordinary food, but has a completely different effect, for when we partake of ordinary food it is absorbed into our system and becomes part of our body – but with this Divine Food, when we partake of it, we are absorbed by it into the One Body of Christ.
He is risen, indeed. Alleluia.