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Resurrection is about hope and God’s“spaces” – Card. Tagle

Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila - AFP

Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila - AFP

20/04/2017 16:25

Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has urged his faithful to fill the ‘spaces’ that the risen Lord provides to fill them with light, love and mission, stressing that money could not corrupt the truth about Jesus’ Resurrection.  “For Christians, the Risen Jesus provides the sure hope that justice, mercy and love are stronger than evil and death,” the Archbishop of Manila said in his homily on Easter Sunday.  He focused on two perspectives of the Resurrection.

Commenting on Matthew’s Easter narration, the prelate said that the soldiers guarding the tomb were bribed to spread the lie that the body of Jesus was stolen by his disciples.  “This mode of acting sadly continues in our world,” the cardinal lamented saying “hope in Jesus is forcibly discredited by offers of other sources of security and hope that money could buy.”  “But,” he noted, “this only leads to greed, corruption, manipulation and further despair,” besides inflicting death on others, especially the marginalized. “This Easter we declare once again: no amount of money or power or honor could make us deny that Jesus is Risen and that He is our hope!” Card. Tagle stressed.

Looking at Easter from another perspective, the prelate of Manila said that the Resurrection provides an empty tomb or “space of God to spread light and life,” and “to live our mission.” He noted that “ordinary daily life offers many such ‘spaces’ in our homes, alleys, barangays, schools, buses, jeepneys, markets, offices, cellphones, social media as well as in our minds, emotions, and consciences.”  “Let the Risen Jesus empty them of death and fill them with light, love and mission,” Cardinal Tagle added.Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has urged his faithful to fill the ‘spaces’ that the risen Lord provides to fill them with light, love and mission, stressing that money could not corrupt the truth about Jesus’ Resurrection.  “For Christians, the Risen Jesus provides the sure hope that justice, mercy and love are stronger than evil and death,” the Archbishop of Manila said in his homily on Easter Sunday.  He focused on two perspectives of the Resurrection.

Commenting on Matthew’s Easter narration, the prelate said that the soldiers guarding the tomb were bribed to spread the lie that the body of Jesus was stolen by his disciples.  “This mode of acting sadly continues in our world,” the cardinal lamented saying “hope in Jesus is forcibly discredited by offers of other sources of security and hope that money could buy.”  “But,” he noted, “this only leads to greed, corruption, manipulation and further despair,” besides inflicting death on others, especially the marginalized. “This Easter we declare once again: no amount of money or power or honor could make us deny that Jesus is Risen and that He is our hope!” Card. Tagle stressed.

Looking at Easter from another perspective, the prelate of Manila said that the Resurrection provides an empty tomb or “space of God to spread light and life,” and “to live our mission.” He noted that “ordinary daily life offers many such ‘spaces’ in our homes, alleys, barangays, schools, buses, jeepneys, markets, offices, cellphones, social media as well as in our minds, emotions, and consciences.”  “Let the Risen Jesus empty them of death and fill them with light, love and mission,” Cardinal Tagle added. (Source: CBCP news) 

20/04/2017 16:25