He is Risen!


Christ is Risen

Science Fiction writer Theodore Beale (Vox Day), at his blog Vox Popoli, gets to the heart of the matter today when it comes to Easter:

Those who are Aristotelian devotees of reality stand by the Lesser Truth that A is A, and that A is never Not-A. But the Lesser Truth descends from, and depends upon, the Greater Truth, which is this:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Yesterday the light shone in the darkness. Today the light shines in the darkness. Tomorrow the light will shine in the darkness. And the darkness will never, ever, overcome it.

It is not a story, it is The Story, it is the oldest story, it is the true story from which all other stories flow. Light versus dark. And despite the darkness that surrounds us, that pervades us, that haunts us, the light of all mankind is winning.

That is why, all around the world this morning, there are millions of men and women who will greet each other with three simple words of hope and truth and triumph.

Christ is risen!


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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. A happy and blessed Easter to all.

    May our gracious and benevolent Saviour guide us in Truth and Love as we engage yet another year.

    Pax Christi Vobiscum.

  2. Christ is Risen, He is truly Risen! (Al Maseeh Kam! from my Syrian side πŸ™‚
    Happy Easter to all, and especial blessings to those who have suffered difficult times during this past Lenten season; may the peace of Christ embrace you and the triumph of Christ lift you.

  3. May the joy of the Risen Christ be with you all.

    At the Easter Vigil, I had the privilege of chanting the Exultet with my fellow deacon – quite humbling how my voice seemed to improve in tenor and volume. This is the first time in nearly 50 years that I have done this, since my youth in college. Of course then, it was chanted in Gregorian Latin – some of which I still recall.
    Startled some of the natives in the congregation – I did have to tell them that I won our college song contest back in 1956 when I was a boy soprano. πŸ™‚

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