If I truly realize that the Risen Jesus is always with me, is guiding me, pulling for me, forgiving me over and over again, should I not be an ALLELUIA from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet?
When I recall one of Jesus' promises, that if anyone loved him, he and his Father would come to live within that person, it fills me with joy to know that the Father, Son and Spirit (who Jesus promised he would send to the Church) lives within me. Not only does the church building shake with joy on Holy Saturday evening when the sung Exultet proclaims that "This is the night!", but the temple of my human person, is filled with joy because God lives within!
Risen Jesus, help me to hold on to this truth always, but especially during the next 50 days of the Easter Season. Help me to be grateful for your dying and rising, for your LIVING AGAIN in me and for me. No present or future empire or evil power can ever take you away from me, if I but welcome you and keep you as my guest. I ask for this grace to be an ALLELUIA from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet, every day of my life.