The Office for Worship have created an Easter video resource on the joy of the Resurrection of Christ.
The short reflection is based off the Homily Pope Francis gave during the Easter Vigil on 11 April 2020, where he made reference to the darkness and sorrow we experienced as a Church over the last year due to the pandemic.
The video encourages the viewer to reflect on the hope that the Resurrection brings to our lives.
“He, who rolled away the stone that sealed the entrance of the tomb, can also remove the stones in our hearts,” the reflection says.
“His light dispelled the darkness of the tomb: today, he wants that light to penetrate even to the darkest corners of our lives.
“Let us not give in to resignation; let us not place a stone before hope. We can and must hope, because God is faithful.”
Sr Mary Louise Walsh ISSM, Liturgy Educator, Office for Worship, said she wanted to sum up the message of Easter in a short and engaging way, and that the words from Pope Francis’s homily summed it up perfectly.
“The element of hope is something that we long for, especially today given the struggles we experience in our daily lives,” she said.
The reflection concludes with a joyful message to lead viewers in the joy of the Easter season, which runs until Pentecost.
“Dear sister, dear brother, even if in your heart you have buried hope, do not give up. God is greater.
“Darkness and death do not have the last word. Be strong, for with God, nothing is lost.”
To view this Easter reflection, visit www.thewell.org.au and search for “Easter Reflection – With God nothing is lost.”