The Resurrection: Light of the Faith

Source: FSSPX News

Now the light of Our Lord, which seemed to have disappeared for good, returns and reappears on the night of Easter. 

Our Lord said: "Ego sum lux mundi. I am the light of the world" (Jn 8:12). " I am come to cast fire on the earth; and what will I, but that it be kindled? "(Lk 12:49). Well, in the same way, the light has arisen in the night, and this light will set the whole earth on fire.

All our lights have been illuminated, lit by the fire of Our Lord Jesus Christ. What an image of that paschal fire which must be communicated to our souls, the fire of the charity of Our Lord! Thus a great hope was born for us: Our Lord has not died definitively, Our Lord will rise again. And yet, there again, the Apostles doubt.

Just listen to the words of the disciples of Emmaus: "Nos sperabamus. But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us, who before it was light, were at the sepulchre, And not finding his body, came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive. And some of our people went to the sepulchre, and found it so as the women had said, but him they found not. Et nihil invenerunt. "(cf. Lk 24:21-24).

Are we not also a little like those Apostles and those women? We find nothing. We seek, we seek Our Lord, and we risk finding nothing. Well, we lack faith!

Archbishop Lefebvre, April 14, 1974

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