Keith J. Hollis, O.S.A.Easter Vigil (2007)
Keith J. Hollis, O.S.A.

Lk 24:1-12

NONSENSE?!

Jesus Christ has Risen from the Dead! Alleluia!

The impossible has happened!
  Every generation and every people has seen the impossible.
    In fact, we are surrounded by the impossible. We are living the impossible.
       So much so that we need to remind ourselves!

that out of nothing God created the world!

ASTONISHING!

from the darkness He called forth light!

MARVELOUS!

He made man male and female in His own image and likeness!

STUPENDOUS!

even better…

God took on our human nature!

INCREDIBLE!

an immaculate virgin named Mary became the Mother of God!

INCONCEIVABLE!

Her son, the only begotten Son of God, died on the cross!

UNTHINKABLE!

and that same dead man walked away from the tomb as one like us!

AMAZING!

now get this…

from the wreckage of our sin, God has fashioned our redemption!

IMPOSSIBLE!

as He saved his faithful family from the flood,
    He gives us safe passage from the world’s devices!

UNFATHOMABLE!

just as He led Israel out of slavery, He has liberated us from the bondage of sin!

GET OUT!

from the perversion that issues from hateful isolation and devious friendship,
    God restores us to the communion of saints who recognize loneliness as an illusion!

NO WAY!

out of the shadows of doubt and confusion,
    He rescues us and places His truth in the hearts of His faithful and on the lips of His Church,
    so that the two can never be at odds!

INDUBITABLY!

now the guilt of sin yields in repentance to the power of absolution
    and the fear of death gives way to the hope of heaven!

INCREDIBLE!

We, who deserve to die in our sins, are given the grace to die to sin,
    through the merits of Christ Who died for our sins!

HUGGGEEE (LOCAL REFERENCE)!

We, who do not even exist of necessity, have been guaranteed the inheritance of eternal life
    if we believe in Him, die with Him and live for Him!

INCREDIBLE!

This is our life and our faith. This is now your life and you are proud to profess it!

DEO GRATIAS!

Members of our parish community in a timeless, new and eternal relationship: Young Tanner, our candidates for full communion: Thomas, Andrew, Kimberly, Jason, Joshua, Christine, Matthew and Michael.

WOW!

And how do we know this?

Because Jesus Christ shows He is true man in dying for us on the cross
    and He is true God by rising before us from the dead!

ALLELUIA!