Vicars Corner

My Dear Children, Sisters and Brothers,

Today’s world witnesses’ a tremendous growth in science and technologies. The life expectancy has increased, and today’s men and women want to triumph over the reality of death. They want to know the other side of the death; what is after death? For a believer in Christ, the answer is simple – there is life beyond death. What lies on the other side of death is resurrection and life; and those who know Christ can have this experience. Jesus said to Martha, ―I am the resurrection and the life. (John 11:25). He did not say I will show the way to life and resurrection, or I will bring resurrection, but very clearly pronounced ―I am the resurrection and life. The resurrection of Jesus is not only the proof that he is God, but it is also a pledge that we will not die.

In the presence of Jesus, death is nothing. St. Paul said ―Death is swallowed up in victory. Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:54-55). The Angel invited and said to the women who visited the tomb of Jesus ―He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. (Matthew 28:6). The Holy Mother Church invites us all to visit the empty tomb of Christ and be convinced of the truth of resurrection. Let us try to look beyond the achievements of this world and shall have an eye on eternal life with God.

Fr. Ligory Kattiakaran