This man was scourged, crucified, and killed;
But an unspeakable love resurrected Him from death and from infamy;
It placed Him in a glory of love that never weakens and that finds in Him peace, honor, and joy even to the point of ecstasy.
This man was pursued by an inextinguishable hatred in His suffering and in His tomb;
But He asked for apostles and martyrs to His name in every generation, and there has been no age without them.
This man is the only human being ever to have founded a kingdom of love on the earth;
And this man is you, O JESUS CHRIST!
(Father Henri-Dominique Lacordaire +1861)
Have a blessed Easter Week…May you rest in the joy and peace of His resurrection glory and be an apostle in His name!