Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday

He is risen, Alleluia.

Last night at the Easter Vigil, one of the readings presents a foreshadowing (a "type") of the Eucharistic banquet: "Thus says the Lord: All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come receive grain and eat; come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! Why spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what fails to satisfy? Heed me, and you shall eat well, you shall delight in rich fare. Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant, the benefits assured to David" (Isaiah 55:1-3).

This Easter, and every day, let us spend our time, treasure, and talent, on what does not fail to satisfy. As we eat well today at our rich fare of the food which perishes, let us remember to listen to the Lord, and to seek the food of the new covenent, which will give us everlasting life.

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