We believe that the God, who created the universe and has given beauty to the flowers and gave the stars to heaven and the sky to the stars and who gave life to us , preserves this life with Him for always. The Liturgy says: “To your faithful Lord life is changed not ended.” Jesus Christ is the one in whom the mystery of dying and living has been accomplished. Resurrection is the Good News of Jesus Christ.
But we must live and enjoy every day this Good News, as a daily bread, and this because Jesus did so and this recommended us. When He gave sight to the blind, this was already resurrection, when he gave bread to the hungry, this was already resurrection. When in front of Pilate he said “You would have no power over me unless it were given to you from above” he broke the chains of the Roman empire and of every empire, and this was already resurrection. Jesus, before ever living the Father’s gift of life, has freed a lot of people from daily deaths.
If we want to be Christians we have to thank the philosophy reflecting on the mystery of life and the science that tries to make life and death more dignified, but we can not resign ourselves to accept any sepulcher.
We believe that death is not a natural event, but the event of a nature corrupted by the mystery of evil and sin; We believe that joy, happiness, and life are a natural event. We are made for life and this is our nature. When we say that Jesus Christ is “true man” this means not only the great gift of the Incarnation on Christmas night, but also how a man as to be: a “true man”, the man as God had thought when He created him, immortal.
In the mystery of our Redemption we have the blood and the tears: the Blood of the Son and the Mother’s tears. Think what extraordinary thing: a place, the Calvary, at the foot of the Cross, where blood and tears meet.
Jesus, on Naim’s road, stood in front of the unique son’s coffin for the tears of that poor Mother. The weeping of Martha and Mary weaves him to tear before than do the miracle. Every time a mother weeps, everywhere someone cries for love, there are the blood and tears of Jesus and Mary.
The Risen Lord did not stop crying but invites us to go further: “Woman why are you weeping ? Who are you looking for?” (Jn 20,15) Each of us has to discover the faith that is in that question: “who seek?”. This is explained so many times in Writing. We must never stop looking for; we have to seek together and not between the dead but among the living as the Risen Lord teaches us.
Jesus Christ came to restore life forever, in the wait of meting Him one day: “I have come so that they may have live and have it to the full” (Jn 10:10)