“If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew.” – Pope Francis
I remember the first time I visited the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. I came out with an overwhelming joy that I felt the need to share with others. I had believed it for many years, but I still wanted to shout out – “the tomb in empty. Jesus is not there. He has risen!” Ever since the first person discovered the tomb was empty, the Church has been proclaiming this Good News. Easter is about evangelization. Easter is the Good News that we all experience and cannot help but proclaim to the world.