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He is risen into a different state of life in his glorified body. The Father has done for Jesus what He has never ever done for any other human being. Unlike Lazarus who was merely “resuscitated” back to life (eventually to die again), Jesus’ risen body has escaped all biological contingencies.
Not only does Jesus escape the tomb and death, but he is alive! He has gone beyond the limits of death to enter into a new world. God’s tireless promises make sense only if Jesus is risen. We are no longer talking here about what would have naturally taken place, but about a divine event. Risen and victorious, Jesus has become the promise of life for all those who believe in him and even for all of creation itself.
No matter what difficulties face us, the resurrection is a reminder that we must always cling to God with Christian hope.
In the words of Pope Saint John Paul II:
“Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
We are the Easter people and Alleluia is our song.”
Fr. Frances Ndey