I realize Pascha is a month (!) away. Yet this is a thought I had last year and I like to recycle.
Pascha however, is meant to be lived or rather experienced every day, not just once a year. We shouldn’t allow the Paschal light to be blown out in our lives and then wait till next year to think about this unwaning light. The Risen Lord has made this Communion with Him possible. How? Well, we need to ask ourselves what did the Resurrection of Christ do and how do we share in it?
The Purpose of the Resurrection
Humanity, because of Adam’s sin, was placed under the sway of the evil one. As St. John says, “the whole world lies in the wicked one.” Christ’s resurrection delivers us however from this power and gives us His personal Presence.
Just as Moses led the people through the Red Sea and swallowed up Pharoah, so Christ as the true Moses, leader, passes us through the floods of God’s judgment and swallows up the adverse powers, the devil, as He did Pharoah.
He proceeds to bring us into the Promised Land.
We can experience this delivering power every moment in our lives when we surrender to Him. Pharoah, the devil, is swallowed up in victory, as death was, when we like the Israelites follow the Head of God’s people and walk with Him.
When we obey the liturgy, “let us commit ourselves and one other and our whole lives to Christ our God,” then we enter into communion with Christ and experience His power to deliver us from sin and our passions.
Pascha should be perpetual- He has trampled down death by death. Do we submit our selves to the King of Kings and allow Him to trample down death in our own hearts and desires? Truly the Lord is Risen! Truly He is the Lord. Let’s not let the light of the Resurrection wane in our lives.