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“Let us enjoy peace of Risen Saviour” :Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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In the Easter Message, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka has wished that the people enjoy the peace and joy of risen saviour. The message said:

"Easter is the most sublime feast of the liturgical year where we proclaim Jesus of Nazareth as the Risen Lord and Saviour. We let the words of the angels resound in our ears, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." (Luke: 24,5) The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of Christian faith. St. Augustine says that we are an "Easter People". Thus, the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus is not merely an article of faith but it is also part and parcel of our life. We believe in the Lord who is Risen. The Church is the Risen body of Christ.

"Easter invites us to discover the joy of believing in Jesus by being in solidarity with the poor and the marginalized. It also invites us to discover that our faith in Jesus is an inestimable gift given to each and every one of us. Easter is quite a fitting season to thank God for our faith in the person of Jesus, the Christ. God has bestowed upon us this unique gift of our faith in God’s only begotten Son. Thus we also need to thank all those who were instrumental in communicating to us this gift of our faith. Therefore, let us learn to exult in joy as we have been given the good fortune of being believers in Jesus.

"The Risen Lord appeared to His disciples and granted them the gift of peace. True peace is an outcome of justice. We celebrate this Easter at a time in which the people in our country are searching for new paths to establish justice and truth. There is an effort to develop solidarity and reconciliation among the people in our motherland. This could be done only if we respect one another avoiding petty differences and safeguarding each other’s dignity. At this Easter therefore let us implore the gift of peace and justice upon our dear country and its people.

"While we thank God and rejoice in the unique gift of peace, let us also be mindful of those who suffer for the lack of the basic requirements in life. Our Christian discipleship always invites us to care for those in need since it is our duty to recognize the face of Jesus in those who suffer. The Holy Father Pope Francis reminds us of the urgency in being merciful towards those in need. Our Easter joy must make us recognize ever more deeply the demands of Christian discipleship. We need to do all we can to alleviate the pains of those around us. May they recognize in and through us the joy and the beauty of believing in Jesus and in becoming his disciples. May we become the agents of the peace the Risen Saviour communicated to His disciples."

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