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From Dark to Radiant

Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s observation during yesterday’s #EasterSunday sermon at New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral(Source: New York Post,4/16/2017 5:51PM):

He offered prayers: “for those who literally took their lives in their own hands, who risked their lives to worship this morning in certain parts of the world where there is persecution and attacks on our whole religion and people of all faiths. ”

Regarding extra security around the Cathedral:“Think of that first Easter Sunday, there were three soldiers guarding [Jesus’] tomb. Good Friday and Easter Sunday have always been a little risky.”

Now, a hopeful message: “We often think, ‘Is winter going to end?’ Then there is spring and new life and hope coming around, and it always does.”

Speaking of ‘second chances and hope and mercy and goodness”:“It often seems that life is conflict. The word of Good Friday, that Friday afternoon was of rejection, of darkness so thick that the sun hid itself in shame. Words like death, violence, evil, tears. It seemed that those were going to be the last words. Fast forward to this radiant Easter morning, what’s the word now? [Jesus] is risen from the dead.”

 

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