Easter 2023: the videoposterThe words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani accompany a canvas by Caspar David Friedrich this year, "Easter Morning".
To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light. In Christ, God himself wishes to share this path with us and to offer us his gaze so that we might see the light within it. Christ is the one who, having endured suffering, is “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (Heb 12:2).
Recommencing is a word very close to the most Christian word, the ultimate Christian word, “Resurrecting,” “resurrection.” How many times have we been reminded that this is precisely why Easter is the main mystery, the great mystery of the Christian life! It is thanks to Him who is among us that each one of us restarts, each one of us recommences, each one of us is reborn, each one of us is resurrected. Every day, every hour, every minute of our lives, resurrecting, resuming, recommencing must set our path, must be the law.