Image of an empty cave, seen from inside. Text overlaid reading 'Christ is Risen!'

As we look around the world today, we see so much of pain, suffering, and death,” the message notes in a sombre beginning. We are becoming accustomed to violence and death as if these are normal experiences in life.”

During Lent we are reminded of the brutal and sacrificial suffering death of Jesus Christ. Some of the disciples and many of his followers, including family and friends, thought it would all end there – with a dead Jesus,” continues the message. “They forgot about the promise of Jesus that, on the third day, he will rise again.”

The empty tomb is a sign of life, hope, and love. It tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ,” the message notes. ”In every situation of suffering and death today let us be reminded that the Risen Lord brings us life, hope, and love.”

Easter Message 2024