“It came forth out of the grand mind of the Church, and lifted us out of earth and out of self, and wrapped us round in a cloud of mystical sweetness and the sublimities of a more than angelic liturgy, and purified us almost without ourselves, and charmed us with the celestial charming, so that our very senses seemed to find vision, hearing, fragrance, taste, and touch beyond what earth can give.”
Thus it is right for us to rejoice, all of us, because the Resurrection of the Lord assures us that the divine plan of salvation, despite all the obscurity of history, will certainly be brought about. This is why His Passover truly is our hope. And we, risen with Christ through Baptism, must now follow Him faithfully in holiness of life, advancing towards the eternal Passover, sustained by the knowledge that the difficulties, struggles, and trials of human life, including death, henceforth can no longer separate us from Him and His love. His Resurrection has formed a bridge between the world and eternal life over which every man can cross to reach the true goal of our earthly pilgrimage.