"Dear brothers and sisters," the Holy Father began, "In these Easter days one often hears the words of Jesus: 'I have risen and am still with you.' Echoing this announcement, the Church exultantly proclaims: 'Yes, we are sure! The Lord is truly risen, alleluia! His glory and power are forever.'"The victory of Easter, the Pope explained, makes Christ the "invisible head" of the people of God, who are "intended to grow over the centuries, until the fulfillment of the plan of salvation." "Then, the entirety of humanity will be built on him, and every existing reality will be permeated with his total victory. Then, as St. Paul writes, he will be 'the perfect fulfillment of all things,' and 'God will be all in all.'"
"Therefore, the Christian community rejoices because the resurrection of the Lord assures us that the divine plan of salvation is fulfilled indeed," Benedict XVI said.
Have a Blessed Easter Season!