Participar de la resurrección.
Durante el tiempo de pascua no celebramos sólo la resurrección de Cristo, la cabeza, sino también la de sus miembros, que comparten su misterio. Por eso el bautismo tiene tan gran relieve en la liturgia. Por la fe y el bautismo somos introducidos en el misterio pascual de la pasión, muerte y resurrección del Señor. La exhortación de san Pablo que se lee en la vigilia pascual resuena a lo largo de toda esta época:
Los que por el bautismo fuimos incorporados a Cristo, fuimos incorporados a su muerte. Por el bautismo fuimos sepultados con él en la muerte, para que, así como Cristo fue despertado de entre los muertos por la gloria del Padre, así también nosotros andemos en una vida nueva (Rom 6,3-11).
No basta con recordar el misterio, debemos mostrarlo también con nuestras vidas. Resucitados con Cristo, nuestras vidas han de manifestar el cambio que ha tenido lugar. Debemos buscar "las cosas de arriba, donde Cristo está sentado a la diestra de Dios" (Col 3,1). Esto significa compartir la libertad de los hijos de Dios en Jesucristo. Consideraremos estas gracias de la pascua en el próximo capítulo.
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"On that first Easter morning, the women came to the tomb looking for Jesus who was crucified. In many ways they too had died with him as their spirits were destroyed and their hopes seemed betrayed. We have tried to relive those days of darkness which the first followers of Jesus experienced, so that their immeasurable joy at finding that Jesus had risen would be also in our hearts at this Easter. We have gone through the death experience so that we might rejoice with Jesus on the day of his resurrection as coming back to a new life filled with joy and hope.
St. Paul in his letter to the Romans beautifully presents how the Easter joy should be for every Christian. “Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life. For if we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection. We know that our old self was crucified with him, so that our sinful body might be done away with, that we might no longer be in slavery to sin. For a dead person has been absolved from sin. If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more; death no longer has power over him.” (Rom 6:3-9) So it is that death has no more power over any true follower of Jesus. If we live as children of the resurrection, we should all be very daring in the face of death and very defiant of death, because it has no more power over us. Man goes in search of life beyond this world. The limits of space do not stop his quest for life on other planets. Today Jesus is presenting to his followers the reality of a life beyond the limits set by human life. More than what happens on other planets we need to focus in on ourselves, because it is only in our souls that we can experience the resurrection, a life that is far more valuable than what could be found on any planet in the universe. Jesus Christ is risen! He will bring us to that same joy one day."