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Easter: "Disciples of Christ Despise Death... Instead of Fearing it"

Has the coronavirus proven that there are very few "disciples of Christ" in the Catholic Church?

I know for a fact that there are still a few priests giving the sacraments despite their believing the hype about the so-called Black Plague coronavirus.

They are the true witnesses of Easter and Jesus Christ's resurrection in that they "despise death" as St. Athanasius despised it.

Athanasius tells us the meaning of Easter in his great book "On the Incarnation":

"All the disciples of Christ despise death; they take the offensive against it and, instead of fearing it, by the sign of the cross and by faith in Christ trample on it as on something dead... all those who believe in Christ tread it underfoot as nothing, and prefer to die rather than to deny their faith in Christ, knowing full well that when they die they do not perish, but live indeed, and become incorruptible through the resurrection... There is proof of this too; for men who, before they believe in Christ, think death horrible and are afraid of it, once they are converted despise it so completely that they go eagerly to meet it, and themselves become witnesses of the Saviour's resurrection from it. Even children hasten thus to die."

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Comments

lynn said…
A true Easter message. Many thanks.
Aqua said…
I am crucified with Christ; yet not I but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live the faith of the Son of God. (Gal 2:20)

Baptism means little, unless that is literally true.

“Dead unto sin, alive unto God in Christ Jesus our Lord“ (Rom 6:11)

When I watched the Passion movie a few days ago, it struck me that I should daily resolve to be Symon the Cyremian - so as to render his suffering complete.

“Rejoice to the extent you partake Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed you may be glad also with exceeding joy (I Peter 4:13).

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