Jesus Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Photo credit: Christ's Appearance to Mary Magdalene by Alexander Ivanov

Photo credit: Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene by Alexander Ivanov

God our Father, creator of all,
Today is the day of Easter joy.
This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to men
who had begun to lose hope
and opened their eyes to what the scriptures foretold:
that first he must die, and then he would rise
and ascend into his Father’s glorious presence.
May the risen Lord breathe on our minds and open our eyes
that we may know him in the breaking of bread,
and follow him in his risen life.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

– Concluding Prayer, Office of Readings for Easter Sunday

Reflection Question: Having been saved from sin, death and destruction by Christ’s death and resurrection, how can I share this Easter joy with others in the way I live my life? How can I bring salvation to the world?