Today is going to be a short post, due to the various demands of life (and three children). In the Introduction to the second book of his treatise On the Holy Spirit, St. Ambrose makes this passionate and beautiful statement about the mystery of the Resurrection:
O divine mystery! O manifest sacrament! we have escaped from the slayer, we have overcome the strong one. The food of life is now there, where before was the hunger of a miserable death. Dangers are changed into safety, bitterness into sweetness. Grace came forth from the offence, power from weakness, and life from death.
If only more of us, sixteen centuries later, had this kind of fervor and this eloquence. Amen.