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Monday, Seventh Week of Easter


In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world (John 16: 33). This may be the motto that we recite during this season of Easter. Is this not what we remember during this season, that Jesus has conquered death?

In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. (John 16: 33)

This may be the motto that we recite during this season of Easter. Is this not what we remember during this season, that Jesus has conquered death? That Jesus has conquered the world and that now we have nothing to fear. We know the end of the story: we win! Christ, though his Good Friday victory, has paved the way for all of us to be victorious as well. No matter what troubles, what worries, what anxieties come my way, I have the absolute assurance that because Christ has won, I too will win.

This is what we as Roman Catholics are to truly remember, live and celebrate each and every day. Whenever we look at a crucifix, we are reminded of that victory. That because Christ has conquered death, he has conquered the world. He has conquered Satan’s rule, I have nothing to fear. These are truly words of joy, comfort and power.

When we focus on that victory of Christ, we have the strength, courage and perseverance to overcome anything and grow closer to Christ on the other side. May these words of Christ truly penetrate our hearts and minds during this Easter season and lead us to victory after victory in this world.

Rev. Michael R. Mateyk, C.PP.S. (Atlantic)



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