EASTER IS THE INVITATION TO RENEW OUR FAITH IN THE RESURRECTION SAYS ARCHBISHOP
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil–In an Easter message, the Archbishop of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil affirms that the resurrection of Christ requires the act of faith of mankind
From the Canção Nova newsroom, with CNBB
In an Easter message, Archbishop Murilo Sebastião Ramos Krieger, archbishop of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and vice-president of the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (CNBB), invites Christians to renew their faith in the Risen One. According to the archbishop, Christ’s resurrection demands of mankind an act of faith. “Jesus called us to be privileged witnesses of his resurrection,”
“We turned our gaze to the morning of the Passover and heard the words spoken to the pious women who had come to the Lord’s tomb addressed to us: ‘Do not be frightened! Do you seek Jesus from Nazareth, who was crucified? He is risen! “(Mark 16: 6). Our announcement of the resurrection becomes all the more alive as we approach these words, marked by simplicity: “He is risen!” Said Bishop Murilo.
In his reflection, the archbishop of Salvador emphasized that the resurrection of Christ, a fundamental event in Christian history, is the mark that God the Father placed on life and death. “It is his” Amen, “his” yes. ” By obeying and assuming death, Jesus said yes to the Father; raising him up, the Father said yes to the Son, constituting him Lord, “observed Bishop Murilo, who went on to affirm that just as God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus, so man can be saved as long as he accepts Jesus as Lord.
Finally, Archbishop Murilo prayed for the renewal of humanity’s faith in the Risen Jesus and recalled that the resurrection of Christ is the guarantee of the resurrection of those who give their lives to the Church, to the work and the effort to bring the Gospel to the world.