Today, we rejoice in the Lord Jesus Christ, who prevailed over tribulation and rose to life in order to conquer death!
"Let all men know that grace comes after tribulation."
The above quote comes from St. Rose of Lima, O.P. The Lord Jesus appeared to her and told her that suffering is essential, in order to rise to greater heights of grace.
How often do we see in nature, the devastation that is left after turbulent storms? And yet, the earth is left somehow renewed, re-quenched, refurbished...like new?
For us humans, we have two choices. We can either allow the storms in our lives to make us stronger...or destroy us...
Let us contemplate on the Mystery of the Resurrection today. Let us recognize that the sufferings Christ endured were temporary. He triumphed over death! He has risen! We will follow in Our Master's footsteps! Let us endure our sufferings for they will lead us to everlasting life...!