April 4, 2021
Happy Easter! This is the greatest day of the year! The Easter Season lasts for another fifty days! Jesus is alive and we should be celebrating!
This is our second last homily in our series that started at the beginning of Lent. We are now on our seventh homily in our series, “Travel the World in 7 mins.” We have virtually travelled to Mexico, Canada, Haiti, Poland, New York, Capri, and today we go to Jerusalem.
Have any of you ever been to Jerusalem? We’ll have to organize a Pilgrimage there next year. I was there some 10 years ago. Wow! It changes the way you read the Gospels, the Bible and the way you pray. Jesus was so human.
Jerusalem is and was surrounded by walls. Kind of like you see still in parts of Florence. The walls of Jerusalem couldn’t keep Jesus out, as we saw last week. Yet, Jesus was killed outside the walls and buried in a tomb outside the walls. The walls of Jerusalem couldn’t keep Jesus in either.
Jesus naturally expands and goes out and shares the light, he can’t contain it. But then, we tried to smother him, like we reflected on together on Good Friday. We killed him, we placed him in the ground and sealed him off with a large stone, we buried him. But like a seed, he sprouted. He broke through the ground with new life. The sealed tomb and stone door couldn’t hold Jesus back, he burst forth from the ground, from the tomb, from the garden, and proved that he has no limits. His presence has no limits. His love has no limits. His mercy has no limits. His light and power have no limits. Jesus is risen, Alleluia.
If you need anything, never hesitate to ask me.
God bless you and your loved ones, Fr. Kramer Cameron, LC