Alleluia! Forgiveness has risen from the grave! What a wonderful joy fills us today as we ponder the inexhaustible mercy of God. When experienced, we are moved to do all in our power to avoid sin, and embrace the loving presence of our Risen God. God stands ever ready to receive us, and wants nothing more than for us to come home. How reluctant we are to believe this truth! We want proof, tangible evidence, and absolute assurance that what we have been told is true. Jesus has risen from the dead, and brings us peace. It is the gift of wholeness and holiness that is breathed upon us by God’s life-giving and healing mercy. May the rays of love that flow from the heart of Christ pierce ours!