In the darkness of our world, the resurrection of the Lord shines out. At the blessing of the Paschal Candle, the Priest says these words: ‘Christ yesterday and today; the Beginning and the End; the Alpha; and the Omega. All time belongs to Him; and all the ages. To Him be glory and power, through every age and for ever. By His holy and glorious wounds, may Christ the Lord guard us and protect us. Amen’. He concludes with the words ‘May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds’.

In the midst of the challenges in which we find ourselves, these words stand clear: ‘All time belongs to Him, and all the ages’. His redeeming power can overcome all. May we trust His promises, and may the Light of Easter penetrate our hearts and our world. Christ is Risen! Happy Easter to you all!