The Word Among Us

June 2004 Issue

Living in the Joy of the Resurrection

An Except from Rising in Christ.

By: Pope John Paul II

The Easter event—the bodily resurrection of Christ—pervades the life of the whole Church. It gives to Christians everywhere strength at every turn in life. It makes us sensitive to humanity with all its limitations, sufferings, and needs. The resurrection has immense power to liberate, to uplift, to bring about justice, to effect holiness, to cause joy.

In a true sense, joy is the keynote of the Christian message. My wish is that the Christian message may bring joy to all who open their hearts...

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