Whereas in Lent we repented, in Eastertide we rejoice.
Whereas we fasted, now we feast.
Whereas we gave alms, now we give witness
in all manner of ways to all people
that Christ is truly risen,
the old world order is passed away
and the reign of God is begun.
Begun in the newly baptized,
begun in newly oiled believers
who have taken their place at Christ’s table.
Begun again in us
who were baptized and chrismated long ago.
David Philippart Graphic: Martin Ersspamer osb