Pope John Paul II once said,
“We do not pretend that life is all beauty. We are aware of darkness and sin, of poverty and pain. But we know Jesus has conquered sin and passed through his own pain to the glory of the Resurrection. Do not abandon yourself to despair. We are an Easter people and hallelujah is our song."
You, dear friends, are an Easter people. You have hope that anchors your soul in any season and every circumstance. You have a gentle Shepherd who leads you beside quiet water and without fear through the valley of the shadow of death. (Psalm 23)
When Luke, the gospel writer, records Jesus teaching on not worrying he tells us that Jesus said, "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been please to give you the kingdom." (Luke 12:32)
So, little flock, whatever worry or stress or trouble you are facing today, remember: You are an Easter people and hallelujah is your song.
From one sheep to another,