Sermon From The
Easter Vigil 2014
There are many reasons for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, but one of the most important was that He might release to us all the benefits He won on the Cross. This is why, even in His glorified Body, He keeps the wounds of His Passion. Heaven is available to all and we were created to enjoy it. As St. Augustine says, “You made us for Yourself.” Although the Vigil begins in complete darkness, we are soon shown the Light of Christ which guides us on our way. By His grace our lives are touched, and we are brought to our final reward.